Enormous ‘F*** Cuomo and de Blasio’ mural is painted on Brooklyn street – but is removed after less than 24 hours
- New Yorkers painted a stretch of a street in Brooklyn with yellow letter ‘F*** Cuomo and de Blasio’
- The mural in Williamsburg was similar to those of Black Lives Matter painted earlier this summer
- Graffiti was painted on North 15th Street between Wythe Avenue and Banker Street at around 1am on Saturday morning
- Less than 24 hours later it had been removed by the Dept. of Transportation
- NYPD says a criminal mischief complaint has been filed over the incident
A bright, bold and offensive message was painted on a street in Brooklyn over the weekend directed at the city’s mayor and the state’s governor.
The graffiti, which was painted in the middle of the road, stretched for almost an entire city block and read: ”F*** Cuomo and de Blasio.’
It was painted in a style similar to earlier city-endorsed projects supporting the Black Lives Matter group earlier this summer which the city’s mayor Bill de Blasio was seen helping create. The murals also fast became a target for vandalism.
The mural was painted just after 1am on Saturday morning with several people taking part
The mural in Williamsburg was similar to those of Black Lives Matter painted earlier this summer. Pictured, one of the murals that was painted on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower
The message appeared in Williamsburg during the early hours of Saturday morning at around 1am while an annual block party that was doubling as a ‘small business owner protest’ was taking place.
‘A few partygoers got the idea to paint in huge [letters, using] yellow paint with rollers on North 15th, ‘F*** Cuomo and de Blasio,” an unidentified attendee told Fox News on Sunday.
‘The party continued. Everyone took photos. It was a big hit. The crowds cheered, even the cops chuckled.’
The ‘artwork’ was swiftly covered up with black paint by the Department of Transportation less than 24 hours by 10pm on Saturday night.
The NYPD have confirmed a criminal mischief complaint was filed over the incident and an investigation is ongoing.
The graffiti came after Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have criticized for their leadership during the coronavirus pandemic which resulted in a lockdown and subsequent economic fallout.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is seen helping paint the Black Lives Matter mural in July
De Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray are seen painting a Black Lives Matter mural in July
Those behind the Williamsburg mural appeared to be unhappy at the response to the coronavirus pandemic by the states governor Andrew Cuomo, pictured