NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Shrugs Off Homeless Woman During Workout

Mayor de Blasio delivers remarks at the Opening Plenary of the World Economic Forum's Sustainable Development Impact Summit in Midtown Manhattan on Monday

"I'm in the middle of a workout".

Mayor de Blasio delivers remarks at the Opening Plenary of the World Economic Forum's Sustainable Development Impact Summit in Midtown Manhattan on Monday, September 24, 2018.

A video uploaded to YouTube shows de Blasio stretching at a Brooklyn YMCA on Thursday when 72-year-old Nathylin Flowers Adesegun approaches him.

Vocal-NY is requesting that the mayor double the number of units available for homeless people in affordable housing apartments.

De Blasio shook her hand, then said, "I'm in the middle of doing my workout. Sorry, I can't do this now".

Adesegun was among dozens of people from VOCAL-NY who had come to the YMCA specifically to demand that the city commit to creating 30,000 housing units for homeless New Yorkers, according to Park Slope Patch. 'Five per cent is not adequate!' "We need housing for homeless New Yorkers!"

Ms. Flowers said Mayor de Blasio "made it clear that his morning workout was more important to him".

"Mayor de Blasio, why won't you commit to adding another 30 thousand units?" one demonstrator shouted.

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio has agreed to meet with members of a homelessness advocacy group following backlash he received for brushing off an activist who confronted him at the gym, The Hill reported on Sunday. "It's not the right venue for these discussions and the mayor won't have them there".

The Mayor's office did not comment after the confrontation. "This is not the fairest big city", Paulette Soltani, a Vocal-NY housing campaign coordinator said.

It wasn't hard for the advocates to track down the mayor - he works out at the Y most mornings after being driven there from Gracie Mansion.

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