Enraged business owners and local residents of Brooklyn decided to send a clear message to New York City’s Democrat leadership over the weekend, painting a massive “F*ck Cuomo and De Blasio” mural in the street.
Even bikers joined in on the message:
— MetaMe (@VolDeineko) September 20, 2020
The lettering and design of the mural were similar to that of the ‘Black Lives Matter‘ mural that was painted without going through the proper channels in New York City earlier this year.
According to the New York Post, “The not-so-subtle shout-out to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio went up around 1 a.m. Saturday on North 15th Street between Wythe Avenue and Banker Street in Williamsburg, during the waning hours of an annual block party.”
One attendee told the Post that the block party doubled as a “small business owner protest.”
“A few partygoers got the idea to paint in huge [letters, using] yellow paint with rollers on North 15th, ‘F–k Cuomo and de Blasio. The party continued. Everyone took photos,” the attendee, who did not want to be identified by name, said.
“It was a big hit. The crowds cheered, even the cops chuckled,” the attendee continued.
Author Joseph Steinberg wrote on Twitter that the hatred for Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio is bipartisan, pointing out that the area the mural was painted in is a solidly Democratic area:
People in New York are fed up with incompetent leadership.
And the disgust is bipartisan – this was painted in a solidly Democratic area.
— Joseph Steinberg (@JosephSteinberg) September 21, 2020
City officials quickly noticed the mural, and were reportedly enraged. Despite the widely known inefficiency of city projects and workers, the city’s Department of Transportation had the mural covered up with black less than 24 hours later.