Furious New Yorkers paint giant BLM-style ‘f *** Cuomo e de Blasio’ mural on Brooklyn street after their botched responses to COVID and the crime spree
- New Yorkers painted a section of a street in Brooklyn with the yellow letter ‘F *** Cuomo e de Blasio’
- The mural in Williamsburg was similar to those of Black Lives Matter painted in the early summer
- The graffiti was painted on North 15th Street between Wythe Avenue and Banker Street around 1am on Saturday morning
- Less than 24 hours later he was removed from the Department of Transportation
- The NYPD says a criminal offense complaint has been filed because of the incident
New Yorkers sent a blunt message to their governor and mayor this weekend, painting “F *** Cuomo e de Blasio” in giant letters on a Brooklyn street.
The offensive graffiti appeared around 1am Saturday morning and spanned nearly an entire block in a style similar to city-approved projects in support of Black Lives Matter.
Earlier this summer, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio approved BLM street murals in five locations around the city, which quickly became a target for vandalism.
But while the city protected the official murals, the latest painting was covered by the Department of Transportation in less than 24 hours.
The graffiti came amid criticism from Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio about their leadership during the coronavirus pandemic, with continued restrictions on indoor gatherings and dining leaving many New York businesses devastated.
The city has also seen a spike in crime in 2020, with the murder rate growing by 27% and gang violence increasing by more than 50%.
The mural was painted in Williamsburgh on Saturday morning just after 1am with the participation of several people
The painted mural was still there from the early hours of Saturday morning, although the police were also there
The mural appeared to span nearly an entire block in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
The style of the mural was similar to those used in Black Lives Matter earlier this year
The graffiti was similar to the city-approved Black Lives Matter murals painted earlier this summer. In the photo, one of the murals that were painted on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower
The message was painted in Williamsburg during the early hours of Saturday morning, as an annual party was being held that was doubling as a “small business protest”.
‘Some of the partygoers came up with the idea of painting big [letters, using] yellow paint with rollers on north 15, “F *** Cuomo e de Blasio,” an unidentified attendee told Fox News Sunday.
The party continued. Everyone took pictures. It was a great success. The crowd cheered, even the policemen giggled ».
The “artwork” had been covered in black paint by the Department of Transportation by 10pm Saturday night.
The NYPD confirmed that a criminal offense complaint has been filed on the incident and an investigation is ongoing.
Mayor Bill de Blasio helps paint the Black Lives Matter mural in July
De Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray paint a Black Lives Matter mural in July
Those behind the Williamsburg mural appeared to be displeased with state governor Andrew Cuomo’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, pictured.
New harrowing NYPD data released Thursday night in the 2020 Mayor’s Management Report revealed that 352 New Yorkers were murdered in fiscal 2020 – 74 more deaths than in 2019.
The biggest crime spike was from gang-motivated incidents, which skyrocketed 52% from the previous year.
While the City Hall report attributes this particular wave to the NYPD “ improving its ability to more accurately identify incidents as gang-related, ” the findings come at a time when car shootings and gun crime are becoming more common throughout the city.
Overall, the serious crime rate increased slightly by 1% from the previous year.
The burglary rate in the Big Apple has also increased by 20% and car theft by 30%.
The pandemic cost New York City $ 9 billion in revenue and forced a $ 7 billion cut in the city’s annual budget. It also needs to cover a $ 4.2 billion deficit in next year’s budget. The city has also asked the federal government for help, but so far no one seems to be arriving.
Wealthy New Yorkers have left the city in droves amid the pandemic and escalating violent crime. Between March 1 and May 1, more than 420,000 fled, many of whom resided in the city’s wealthier neighborhoods, including SoHo and the Upper East Side.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo begged them to return, and even threatened to raise taxes on the rich to fill the hole in the city’s budget deficit.