Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday New York City’s curfew will continue for the rest of the week, through Sunday, after police said “packs of youth” took to the streets overnight and violently looted stores across Manhattan and the Bronx, injuring officers in the process.
Shattered glass, mannequins and merchandise were left strewn across damaged store floors in midtown, while ashes and debris spilled from havoc-wrecked sidewalks into the streets along Grand Concourse as the sun rose following a fifth night of protests over the death of George Floyd.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted the city’s response as a “disgrace” and accused the mayor and the NYPD of failing to do their jobs Tuesday night.
“I believe the mayor underestimates the scope of the problem. I think he underestimates the duration of the problem,” Cuomo said Tuesday, adding he thought more cops should’ve been deployed on top of the already doubled patrol.