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De Blasio Admits Snow Slip Up

New York mayor Bill de Blasio, who initially claimed that the city did a wonderful job cleaning up during Monday’s storm, backtracked on Wednesday, saying that more could have been done for Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

On Monday, residents of the Upper East Side claimed that de Blasio failed to have their neighborhood properly plowed, some saying that the mayor purposefully neglected their neighborhood because it is wealthy.

“While the overall storm response across the city was well-executed,” de Blasio said in a statement, “after inspecting the area and listening to concerns from residents earlier today, I determined more could have been done to serve the Upper East Side.” He announced that he dispatched another 30 vehicles and 40 sanitation workers to finish the job.

The New York Post, which declared on Tuesday that de Blasio “botched” the snow cleanup, targeted the mayor again in today’s cover with the headline “Mayor Culpa! De Blasio admits he blew snow job”

When de Blasio was public advocate in 2010, he claimed Mayor Michael Bloomberg focused plowing efforts on Manhattan at the expense of the outer boroughs. De Blasio wrote in 2010 that it was “evident that the outer boroughs have been disproportionately affected by the lack of plowing.”

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