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New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg reportedly was booed Saturday during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Hurricane Sandy-ravaged Rockaways in the borough of Queens.
Locals held signs reading, “Mr. Mayor guilty of neglect,” and “Mr. Mayor listen to Rockaway.”
“We’ve been dying down here, up to our ears in muck trying to rebuild, get back to a regular life,” one heckler told The Post.
“For the politicians to come down here and try to take our celebration and make it their thing … it’s disgusting.”
The mayor thanked the Sanitation Department, cops and firefighters for helping the city, before he jumped into his car and left, The Post reports.
Revelers also heckled Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, after he yelled through a bullhorn, “Let’s hear it for the Rockaways!”
“Send money, pal. Send money!” one heckler yelled back, The Post reports. “Talk is cheap!”
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