(CMR) New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has come under fire after he was caught casually walking through Prospect Park in Brooklyn with his wife on Saturday afternoon.
The news comes as De Blasio has been encouraging New Yorkers not only to stay in but to report persons found to be breaching the stay-at-home measures on a new coronavirus hotline.
One furious New Yorker who captured the mayor and his wife in the act of breaking the stay-at-home measures shared a video of the ordeal on Twitter.
Darren Goldner is heard in the video scolding the mayor and his wife for their actions.
“Seriously, you guys have a park. You live in the middle of a park. You don’t need to non-essentially travel to Brooklyn,” Goldner is heard saying.
The mayor can be heard in the video responding, “C’mon guys, give it a break,”
The Mayor and his wife travelled to Manhattan to walk in Prospect Park despite the fact that their home, the Gracie Mansion, is surrounded by a park.