Skip to comments.De Blasio U-turn on Trump ice rinks: NYC Mayor says Wollman and Lasker rinks in Central Park will stay OPEN and Trump Organization will remain the operator
Posted on 02/22/2021 3:31:38 AM PST by C19fan
The Wollman and Lasker rinks will not be closed after all, with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio suddenly folding to pressure to keep the ice rinks open.
Sunday was destined to be the last day of the season the rinks would be open in Central Park.
The mayor wanted to shut them down because they are run by the Trump Organization, whose contracts he has been trying to cancel in the wake of the Capitol riot.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
I am shocked this happened, and that it happened so quickly. Good news for New York. Better news would be a new Mayor...
Wollman Rink is much nicer than ice skating at Rockefeller Center. I took the family skating at Rockefeller as it was disappointing. The ice surface is horrible and there are too many people for the small rink.
I’m surprised they didn’t shut it down when he ran for president.
Read the end....
The Wollman and Lasker rinks will stay open under current management for the few weeks left in this season.
‘But make no mistake, we will not be doing business with the Trump Organization going forward. Inciting an insurrection will never be forgotten or forgiven.’
Presumably, the Trump Organization will no longer operate the rinks after the April closing date for the season.
That's right, DeBlasio should never be forgiven for inciting Black Lives Matter thugs to riot in NYC. His painting BLM on the streets aided and abetted the BLM insurrestion.
They just won’t shut down immediately to save this season. Kicking out Trump is still the plan
Thanks for the first hand info.
They are just in no position to eliminate any revenue sources right now; the city is in terrible shape financially (which is why the election had to be stolen - Trump and/or a Republican Congress weren’t going to throw billions at our dying, obsolete cities filled with non-producers.
Living in liberals’ heads rent free for frikken EVER...
I love it.
I’d laugh if no one wanted to operate it.
LOL! Where is the obligatory Simpson’s “Haha” graphic?
I suspect that was Kaiser Wilhlem DeBlasio's problem, especially if the city was going to be sued for breech of contract by the Trump organizations. The ignoramus opened his mouth before someone in the know could set him straight.
The other issue may be that although under the Trump organization umbrella, the operators were minority, women, or small business enterprises.
He knows that if he gives the concession to one of his cronies, it will be an utter fustercluck, and Trump will look good by comparison and he will look like the idiot he truly is.
Wilhelm, of course, couldn’t allow anything positive to be associated with the name Trump. But surprise, surprise, even a$$hole politicians with fake Italian names have to cave to public pressure.
“‘But make no mistake, we will not be doing business with the Trump Organization going forward. Inciting an insurrection will never be forgotten or forgiven.’”
Eat sh!t and die, Wilhelm.
“Many thoughts are in the hearts of a man, but the counsel of G-d will be that which is established.”
Now the world knows they’re TRUMP ice rinks!
Here in Ohio, I never even wondered who owned them.
Good job, Mayor.
He WILL give the concession to one of his cronies after the Trump contract ends in a few weeks.
It WILL be an utter fustercluck and the NYC residents will deal with an inferior rink.
Trump WILL look good by comparison.
DeBlasio WILL look like the idiot he is.
He doesn’t care. Persecuting Trump is the thing.
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