Self-proclaimed “progressive” Mayor Bill de Blasio is being accused of class warfare after he left residents of Manhattan’s posh Upper East Side stuck in the snow, and it’s so bad, one resident actually wants former Mayor Michael Bloomberg back.
“‘[De Blasio] is trying to get us back. He is very divisive and political,’ writer and life-long Upper East Sider and mom Molly Jong Fast” told the Post.
“Well, New York City voters elected a leftist mayor (who was, incidentally, Hillary Clinton’s 200 Senate campaign manager) . . . and they’re getting one,” Carol Platt Liebau, whose husband confirmed the area’s streets were still unplowed, wrote for Townhall. “What de Blasio might consider is what that means — not just for the prosperous residents — but for the small businesses, cab drivers, truckers and other ‘workers’ who serve that section of town.”
According to the Post:
“I can’t believe de Blasio could do this. He is putting everyone in danger,” said Barbara Tamerin, who was using ski poles to get around 81st Street and Lexington Avenue.
“What is he thinking? We’re supposed to get up to a foot of snow and nobody on the Upper East Side is supposed to blink an eye? I can barely get around and I’m on snow shoes! All of the buses are stuck and can’t go anywhere. He’s crazy. We need Mayor Bloomberg back!”
Martin Cisse, 45, who works at a flower shop near 85th and Lex, said he can’t understand why the city would fail to plow the UES.
“De Blasio is trying to hurt the more wealthy people by ignoring us but there’s no logic to that,” Cisse said.
“There are a lot of blue collar working people out here driving trucks and trying to get around too.”
Why was the posh Upper East Side left unplowed?
“The GPS was not working” on one of the spreaders, Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty said, the Post reported.