Remember when New York City mayor Rudy Guiliani cleaned up the cesspool which was Times Square and removed the undesirables from its streets? It only took two subsequent mayors – a Democrat and a Communist – to undo Guiliani’s work.
Foul-mouthed desnudas, grabby Hulks and tourist-terrorizing gangs of Minnie Mice are still brazenly holding the Crossroads of the World hostage even amid a heavy presence of NYPD cops, who act oblivious to their disturbing antics.
Only half of the two-dozen tip-mooching characters stayed behind the lines of Times Square’s “Designated Activity Zones,” the areas created last year as their boundary for posing for photos and asking for tips.
Yet none of those who illegally strayed outside the zones were issued summonses by the half-dozen police patrolling the pedestrian plaza. A law-enforcement source shrugged that the officers’ hands were tied since most of the costumed panhandlers are illegal — and under the de Blasio administration, it’s a no-no to go after them.
The law-enforcement source added that past proposals to license the creatures went nowhere because most of the panhandlers are illegal immigrants and they wouldn’t register anyway. Besides, the administration at City Hall isn’t interested in going after illegals in this capacity.
New York City is Patient Zero of American sanctuary cities, and as long as the DeBlasio regime is in power, the city will continue to swirl the toilet.