February 21, 2021 | 9: 54pm | Up up to now February 21, 2021 | 10: 30pm
Folks ice skating at Wollman Rink in Central Park on February 21, 2021.
Daniel William McKnight
Town is doing a paunchy “180” on its belief to shutter Trump-operated ice skating rinks.
City Corridor on Sunday reversed Mayor de Blasio’s pass to shutter Lasker and Wollman rinks in Central Park six weeks sooner than their traditional April slice-off dates — as a procedure to freeze-out his political rival.
“New York City kids deserve time and again on the ice they are able to earn this year. The Wollman and Lasker rinks will cease inaugurate under latest management for the few weeks left in this season,” City Corridor Press Secretary Bill Neidhardt told The Put up.
“But originate no mistake, we are able to’t be doing commerce with the Trump Group going ahead. Inciting an rebellion can also now not ever be forgotten or forgiven.”
Hizzoner launched last month he used to be nixing the city’s contracts with the Trump Group, alleging then-President Trump had incited a rebellion on the Capitol. The rinks were both impart to be shuttered at terminate on Sunday.
The elegant policy reversal came after devastated skaters fumed over the weekend that they shouldn’t be saved off the ice for that reason of Hizzoner’s beef with the Trump administration.
“The proper other folks they’re hurting are the two,500 formative years which were making the many of the skating program this season and 250 harmless workers who were preserving this going for us,” stated Lee Klausner, 49, who used to be staring at her two daughters skate.
On Sunday, Eric Trump cheered city hall’s decision to salvage the rinks inaugurate.
“@NYCMayor Mr. Mayor – Thank You for preserving Wollman and Lasker Rinks inaugurate — you’ve factual made endless NYC families (alongside w our 250 workers) incredibly glad. That is a shimmering moment for New York and please know we ap preciate it. I see ahead to asserting ‘thanks’ in person,” he wrote on Twitter.
It wasn’t at as soon as definite if the rinks would remain inaugurate until April love past years.
Trump’s commerce group, plug by his sons Donald Jr. and Eric, has operated the rinks for more than three decades.