On Sunday, Curtis Silva jumped into the water on Connie Island to deny Mayor Bill de Blasio’s no-swim order – in front of police in the do-nothing city park department.
The mayor warned last week that “anyone who tries to get into the water will be taken out of the water,” and the city has threatened to summon violators as it fights the coronavirus for the time being by banning swimming.
Sliva, however, rolled to the surf after wearing a wet suit, and when seven or eight park officers ordered the Guardian Angels founder to come out, he refused and went swimming to the sea. They stood and stared at the shore.
Sliva, who announced in March that he was running for mayor, has finally left.
When he announced his mayoral bid, Silva told The Post, “I’m the only candidate with onions that will take the city back.”
City Hall or the park department did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Silvio’s swimming campaign.
Last week, when the swimming ban was imposed, de Blasio said, “I was really clear about the beaches – they are closed for swimming. . . People are not supposed to go to the beach to swim. “
Hijoner said the rules would be strictly enforced by about 150 park workers – NYPD police supported “hundreds”.