Scores of motorists honked their vehicle horns in the vicinity of Gracie Mansion Monday night time to disrupt the mayor’s slumber in protest of the recent uptick in unlawful fireworks shooting off across the city.
“We need to have to send a message that we want to end these chaotic fireworks that [have] been going on across the town,” mentioned Councilman Chaim Deutsch, who attended the protest.
“So if we simply cannot sleep, Mr. Mayor, you will not sleep,” the councilman reported in a online video statement posted to his Twitter account.
Deutsch reported the demonstration was envisioned to entice a couple hundred individuals.
A video posted to the Twitter admirer web page of local Orthodox radio character, Heshy Tischler, demonstrates a line of above a dozen cars and trucks idling around Gracie Mansion, with many blaring their horns for at the very least a moment straight.
In a separate video clip posted to his particular account, Tischler, who also attended the rally, declared “We want these firecrackers stopped!”
In the initially two weeks of June, the city’s 311 program clocked 849 fireworks grievances, in contrast to just 21 all through the identical period very last calendar year — a whopping 4,000-% surge.
The mayor’s spokeswoman, Freddi Goldstein, tweeted Monday evening that metropolis hall will announce “a multi-agency crackdown on unlawful fireworks suppliers” on Tuesday early morning.