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NYC mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa pastes identify of incoming governor over Andrew Cuomo’s on state signage

Following the resignation of New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York Metropolis Republican mayoral nominee Curtis Sliwa went to Hudson River Park to preemptively change the disgraced governor’s identify on official state signage.

Sliwa, founding father of the Guardian Angels and a longtime Cuomo critic, posted video of himself as he knelt beside an official signal for Pier 76 on Manhattan’s west facet.

He leaned in and pasted Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul’s identify over Cuomo’s within the “Governor” house, above that of New York Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Erik Kulleseid. Hochul can be sworn in as governor upon Cuomo’s resignation in 14 days.

“That is signage that’s evident nearly all over the place throughout the State of New York, the place the state has any form of facility, park — any form of edifice, any form of constructing,” Sliwa mentioned. 


“Let this be the primary of many modifications to come back for the incoming governor, lieutenant governor now, Kathy Hochul.”

Sliwa mentioned his placarding of the signal for Pier 76 would be the first of many he’ll personally make citywide, changing Cuomo’s identify with that of Hochul, a Buffalo-area Democrat and former U.S. congresswoman.

“In all places . . . the identify ‘Governor Andrew Cuomo’ is, throughout the subsequent two weeks, I’ll personally change it to the incoming governor’s, Kathy Hochul,” he mentioned, naming the Verrazzano Bridge, RFK-Triboro Bridge and Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel as potential examples inside New York Metropolis.

He went on to want Hochul properly in her new position, and pledged to “work in solidarity along with her as the following mayor of New York Metropolis in repairing all of the injury inflicted upon us by former Governor Andrew Cuomo.”

Sliwa, 67, has for years criticized Cuomo and has spoken unwell as properly of his father, the late Gov. Mario Cuomo. He has at instances used nicknames for each members of the highly effective Empire State political household, beforehand introducing the outgoing governor as “Andrew ‘Evil Eyes’ Cuomo, King Cuomo II, son of Mario ‘Faccia Brutta’ Cuomo.”

The Guardian Angels founder and radio host faces Democratic Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams within the fall mayoral election.

Adams’ predecessor, Democrat Marty Markowitz, was additionally well-known for endeavoring to intensify signage — albeit formally — all through the Brooklyn. 

Underneath his tenure, the now-famous inexperienced and purple signage remarking “Leaving Brooklyn: Fuggedaboutit”, “Leaving Brooklyn: Oy Vey!” and “Welcome to Brooklyn: How Candy It Is” popped up at borough strains from the Manhattan Bridge to the Belt Parkway.

Earlier Tuesday, Cuomo had introduced he would step down amid an ongoing sexual harassment scandal. The outgoing governor can also be beneath hearth for his dealing with of COVID-positive sufferers within the state’s nursing services.


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