Bloody Nazi. Hizzoner said that his administration will also deny all permits for events in parks that would “unreasonably diminish public use,” street fairs, events larger than one block or for gatherings that require a sound system.
The Democrats have seized totalitarian control of the city. We are being held hostage.
There is no COVID danger — this is a power grab.
NYC cancels parades, street fairs through the end of September
By Nolan Hicks and Carl Campanile, NY Post, July 9, 2020 |
City Hall put the kibosh on the summer parade and street fair season Thursday, extending the Big Apple’s coronavirus closure of major public gatherings until at least Sept. 30.
“No, we don’t need big events anytime soon,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said on CNN. “We’ve had a lot of success making New York City healthier and we’ve got to stick to that plan.
“The kinds of gatherings we’re used to — the parades, the fairs — we just can’t have that while we’re focusing on health right now,” he added.
The shutdown will include big parades like the West Indian American Day Carnival in Brooklyn Labor Day weekend, the Dominican Day Parade in midtown Manhattan and the San Gennaro festival in Little Italy.
“We were hoping the feast would happen. But we’re not surprised,” said Mort Berkowitz, who has organized the San Gennaro Festival since 1996. “We expected it wouldn’t happen because of the coronavirus pandemic.”
“Twenty-five percent of our customers come from around the world, especially Italy,” he added. “This year they will not be coming in because of the coronavirus.
Officials will not issue any permits for events that could interfere with the city’s ‘Open Streets’ or ‘Open Restaurants’ programs, which closed off streets to automobile traffic to give New Yorkers more space to socially distance and eateries and bars space to expand their outdoor seating.
Additionally, Hizzoner said that his administration will also deny all permits for events in parks that would “unreasonably diminish public use”, street fairs, events larger than one block or for gatherings that require a sound system.
City Hall will refund or defer fees paid in connection with a denied permit.
Hizzoner’s latest order comes after officials canceled popular spring and early summer parades and festivals, including the Gotham’s landmark LGBT pride celebrations that typically happen in late June.
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