I’m no supersleuth, but it appears to me that New Yorkers “might” be fed up with their self-aggrandizing governor and the hapless mayor of New York City. How fed up? Fed up enough to paint “F*** CUOMO AND DE BLASIO” in massive yellow letters on a Brooklyn street.
As reported by the New York Post, the not-so-subtle message, which was similar in style to the “Black Lives Matter” street murals that have appeared across the country, was painted early Saturday morning, as a party, dubbed a “small business owner protest,” wound down.
“We love beautiful artwork,” tweeted National Security News.
We love beautiful artwork
Massive ‘F–k Cuomo and de Blasio’ mural painted on Brooklyn street pic.twitter.com/euUsfCLFLU
— National Security News (@Natsecuritynews) September 20, 2020
Ironically, de Blasio has participated in the painting of several “Black Lives Matter” protest murals — one of which he ordered painted on Fifth Avenue directly in front of Trump Tower.
“Our city isn’t just painting the words on Fifth Avenue,” de Blasio said in July. “We’re committed to the meaning of the message.”
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 9, 2020
Yeah, well, Mr. Mayor, your city was committed to the meaning of the message it sent to you on Saturday night. How’d that taste?
A few details, via The Post:
The not-so-subtle shout-out to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio went up around 1 a.m. Saturday on North 15th Street between Wythe Avenue and Banker Street in Williamsburg, during the waning hours of an annual block party which this year doubled as a “small business owner protest,” one attendee told The Post.
An attendee of the “party” who refused to be identified by name told The Post the mural was a big hit. “Even the cops chuckled,” he said.
“A few partygoers got the idea to paint in huge [letters, using] yellow paint with rollers on North 15th, ‘F–k Cuomo and de Blasio. The party continued. Everyone took photos. It was a big hit. The crowds cheered, even the cops chuckled.”
Unfortunately, city officials weren’t as thrilled with the mural as were the cheering crowds and chuckling cops, as reported by The Post.
“[W]orkers from the city Department of Transportation descended on the display less than 24 hours later — around 10 p.m. Saturday — to cover up the message with black, according to the attendee.
“They told the partygoers it came from up top and they were told the sign said ‘F–k the police,'” the attendee said, though it was unclear whether the workers meant that the order came from top DOT officials or City Hall.
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According to The Post, The NYPD confirmed that a criminal mischief complaint had been filed over the incident — how funny would it be if it were de Blasio who filed it — and that an investigation is ongoing.
The department did not comment on the claim that cops laughed at the painting of the mural while doing nothing to stop it. Knowing that Cuomo and de Blasio must know this tidbit is the best part of all.