NYC mayor: Don’t interrupt my workout to talk about issues
NEW YORK (AP) — Want to chat with New York City’s mayor about important issues while he’s working out? Fuhgeddaboudit.
Bill de Blasio was caught on camera on Thursday brushing off a homeless woman who confronted him at a Brooklyn gym and interrupted his stretching routine to demand housing reform.
A video posted on YouTube shows de Blasio telling 72-year-old Nathylin Flowers Adesegun: “I’m in the middle of doing my workout. I’m sorry. I can’t do this now.”
The video then shows De Blasio’s security officers stepping in front of the woman as the Democratic mayor gets up and walks away, cell phone in hand.
Adesegun was among dozens of advocates who showed up at the Prospect Park YMCA demanding de Blasio set aside 30,000 affordable housing units for homeless people.
De Blasio’s spokesman declined comment.