Scores of motorists honked their auto horns close to Gracie Mansion Monday night to disrupt the mayor’s slumber in protest of the recent uptick in illegal fireworks shooting off across the city.
“We need to send a message that we need to stop these chaotic fireworks that [have] been going on throughout the town,” reported Councilman Chaim Deutsch, who attended the protest.
“So if we just cannot snooze, Mr. Mayor, you will not rest,” the councilman mentioned in a video statement posted to his Twitter account.
Deutsch stated the demonstration was expected to bring in a several hundred people.
A video posted to the Twitter supporter web page of regional Orthodox radio temperament, Heshy Tischler, reveals a line of above a dozen autos idling in the vicinity of Gracie Mansion, with several blaring their horns for at least a minute straight.
In a separate video clip posted to his own account, Tischler, who also attended the rally, declared “We want these firecrackers stopped!”
In the first two weeks of June, the city’s 311 process clocked 849 fireworks grievances, in comparison to just 21 all through the same time period very last yr — a whopping 4,000-% surge.
The mayor’s spokeswoman, Freddi Goldstein, tweeted Monday evening that town hall will announce “a multi-agency crackdown on illegal fireworks suppliers” on Tuesday early morning.