Bloomberg booed is making news headlines this weekend after the NY Daily News reported this Saturday, March 2, that the people of Queens are not happy with the mayor of New York City’s response following Hurricane Sandy.
With the original headline reading, “Mayor Bloomberg booed at St. Patrick’s Day parade through the Rockaways,” Mayor Bloomberg received many boos and jeers from the public while marching through the St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Rockaways.
Many of the local residents areas of the noted how their homes — many of which were still devastated by Hurricane Sandy with still-damaged apartments and boarded-up businesses hit by the major storm in need of major repair — had left them bitter and with “very raw feelings” about both Mayor Bloomberg and his reported (lack of) response to the people’s call for help.
“I booed loudly,” said Margaret Wagner, 48. “We had no food, no shelter. People died here, and Bloomberg was on TV talking about a marathon. It’s appalling.”
The report noted that Mayor Bloomberg did little to acknowledge the boos and seemed to pass through the St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Queens neighborhoods relatively unfazed. He did, however, march with a large group of local Sanitation workers who worked to aid the Rockaways following the storm, which some feel he did in order to deflect some of the negative criticism surrounding his response to Hurricane Sandy.