The original post was deleted and replaced, but social media trolls were quick to jump on the
Twitter user @z00mz00mer replied with a
He tweeted, ‘bill, why did you delete the first one? it was so pimp!’
This photo, which has since been deleted, was posted on Bill de Blasio’s @NYCMayor Twitter account and shows a reflection of a woman’s chest in his sunglasses
The previous picture was deleted and replaced with this one
De Blasio’s original photo was posted to his @NYCMayor Twitter account on Saturday with the caption ‘The future of New York City is so bright I gotta wear shades! #SummerOfNYC’ was deleted and replaced with a similar photo.
It was also posted on Flickr and then removed.
The photo was part of a summer day where the outgoing mayor spoke to residents at the pool and played games with the kids.
He’s is in his final six months as mayor because of term limits, and judging by the replies, many are happy to see him go.
The mocked photo op was part of a summer day in New York City where the mayor spoke to residents and played games with the kids
Eric Adams is currently leading in the Democratic primary in New York City, although it will be weeks before it there’s a clear-cut winner.
While the twitterverse laughed and approved of @z00mz00mer’s tweet in dozens of replies, de Blasio’s tweets – even his second attempt – were mocked.
Most of the Twitter responses juxtaposed the mayor’s ‘bright future’ comment with the grim reality of surging crime rates in NYC.
Shootings across the city are up by more than 70 percent. Felony assaults are up eight percent for the first six months of 2021, compared to the same period last year, rapes are up by 10 percent and robberies – which includes muggings – have spiked by nearly 40 percent this month.
Twitter user @patrick410grand said, ‘Sir if lawlessness and elevated crime levels are bright ….you are correct you might even wear your shades at night your embarrassing yourself’
@Dangainr simply tweeted, ‘You’re an utter moron.’
Statistics show shooting crimes have been up this year city-wide compared to last year
Crimes have been rising throughout New York City, according to the NYPD
There’s also conflict brewing between residents in Greenwich Village and partygoers in Washington Square Park since pandemonium broke a few weeks ago in New York City’s iconic Washington Park.
A wild, all-night rave ended with multiple people beaten and stabbed, and a diner cook being thrown through a window.
The next week a woman was trampled and left bloodied when a man allegedly waved a taser around.
And this weekend, Fight Club-type matches were being held.
Another major issue is in residential and high-tourist area of Midtown Manhattan around around Times Square and Hell’s Kitchen, where thousands of homeless people were moved to hotels during the pandemic.
Eight Avenue between Penn Station and The Port Authority Bus Terminal has become a drug corridor and a crime hot spot.
The homeless who were living in the hotels are now being brought to shelters.
Washington Square Park is plagued by illegal boxing matches in latest blow for local residents who have endured months of after-hours raves, stabbings and drug taking at NYC landmark
New York’s City’s Washington Square Park which has been the scene of a number of late night brawls and scuffles with police over last few weeks has now become host to fighting of a different kind – unlicensed boxing matches complete with a referee and time keeper.
The Manhattan park appeared more like Madison Square Garden as boxing matches took place in front of hundreds of people, all of which was all caught on camera.
At least five matches took place close to the famous arch in Greenwich Village with participants paying five dollars to take part.
At least five illegal boxing matches took place on Friday night with timekeepers and a referee
One contest appeared to last for six rounds as bloodthirsty spectators cheered on the fighters.
One fighter ended up dislocating his shoulder during the knockabout and had to have another man shove it back into its socket.
Photographer Angel Zayas said there was no supervision whatsoever, nor did the NYPD attempt to break up the bouts.
‘The NYPD did not enter the park to stop the fights there was a large crowd which created a circle making it very difficult for people to get in and even when there was an injury of the man’s shoulder being dislocated. No one was called to help nor an ambulance. They fixed it themselves and continued the fight,’ Zayas told DailyMail.com.
‘It got a little wild at one point but they kept it pretty much under control it’s just a matter of time before someone seriously gets hurt,’ he said.
Later, illegal fireworks were also set off dangerously close to the surrounding buildings.
A few arrests were made with one man taken into custody and charged with two counts of menacing for allegedly threatening two Parks Department employees with a wine bottle and a brick.
The gathered crowd appeared to cheer on the pugilists in the square
One man flexes his muscles before taking part in the illegal bout
Tayvon Turner, 28, from Brooklyn allegedly picked up a wine bottle and threatened a worker in the park who was a 50-year-old woman.
He then threatened to hit another worker, a 47-year-old woman, with a brick, although nobody was physically harmed.
The NYPD also said Turner was charged with vandalism after spraying graffiti in the park.
The boxing is the latest in a long-line of anti-social behavior that has been occurring in the park despite efforts to clear the area, usually by 10pm.
Throughout June, with Covid restrictions easing, Washington Square Park has been the site of rowdy all-night parties, stabbings and drug taking, to the fury of well-heeled local residents in Greenwich Village.
From Memorial Day weekend onwards, the usual midnight closure of the park was brought forward to 10pm, in a bid to end the loud late-night drinking and partying, and limit the antisocial antics, but the efforts have rarely succeeded.
The curfew saw violent confrontations with the police, and running battles in the streets of Greenwich Village as officers attempted to force people from the park.
Earlier in the week, an illegal rave continued for several nights with revelers blasting out music on thundering sound systems.
Residents have been continually plagued by moped riders and skateboarders in the area.
The fights had a makeshift quality about them with some wearing pants
Revellers had been gathering around thundering sound systems for consecutive nights of drinking and smoking marijuana despite a police order to close the park after people ran away from a man who was brandishing a knife and a taser last Friday night
Last Monday, Mayor Bill De Blasio downplayed the violence and chaos at Washington Square Park in recent weeks, telling reporters that he believes the situation will resolve itself ‘naturally.’
With bars and restaurants facing tight restrictions over the last year due to the pandemic, it transformed into a popular party destination.
Now, as the parties and reports of crime increase – and COVID-19 restrictions have lifted – residents and ravers are coming to blows.
On the one side, young revelers say the park is public property. They question why they cannot use the space to enjoy parties and why the wealthy Greenwich Village homeowners nearby should have the power to decide who has access to it.
On the other side, residents claim the park has become a site of increased drug use and violence, leaving them scared to walk around the area and left grappling with the noise later into the night.