New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, reversed his decision to close two Central Park ice rinks weeks early on Sunday after angry New Yorkers slammed him.
De Blasio announced last month that the city is cutting ties with the Trump Organization because of its affiliation with former President Donald Trump. The mayor had planned for the rinks’ final day of the winter season to be on Sunday, weeks earlier than the rinks’ traditional close date in April.
New Yorkers expressed outrage with the mayor’s decision to take the ice rinks away because of Trump, pressuring de Blasio to reverse his decision on Sunday. As The New York Times reported:
Wistful skaters descended on Central Park on Sunday for what they thought would be their last outing on the ice for the season, after the Trump Organization abruptly announced that the two ice rinks there would close as the city moved to end its contracts following