De Blasio Used Helicopter From Brooklyn to Queens to Avoid Rush-Hour Traffic
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D.) flew in a helicopter from Brooklyn to Queens on Friday afternoon to avoid rush-hour traffic, his office confirmed Monday.
De Blasio’s spokesman Eric Phillips would not comment on why de Blasio was in Brooklyn on Friday afternoon, but he did deny that the mayor was at his favorite hangout spot, the Park Slope YMCA, the New York Daily News reported.
Phillips said only that the mayor had “meetings he needed to attend” and wouldn’t answer whether they were for his 2017 campaign–which has been taking up an increasing amount of de Blasio’s time–or government work.
De Blasio had taken a helicopter earlier that day for a tech industry event in Long Island City, but that was on his public schedule. – READ MORE