COVID-19: NYC Quote of the Day 2020-07-07

Monday, July 6, 2020, NYC Mayor de Blasio - Coney Island Wonder Wheel

Question: I was down at Coney Island over the weekend and my friend at the Wonder Wheel says his ride is the most socially distant that you can get. He says that the City just won't let him reopen. He understands about the other rides and that they may not be socially distant. What do you say?

Mayor: It's a fair question. The State rules have been very smart about thinking through the phases and about avoiding things that might create too much closeness with people. Obviously you can understand why amusement parks might be in that category. But he makes a good point that the Wonder Wheel is different. I love Coney Island deeply, and I want to see people there continue to do all the things they've done and keep Coney Island alive. We'll pursue that with the State to see if there's some way to find the appropriate balance and see what can and cannot open.
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