Mayor de Blasio Tours Damage on Burnside Avenue After Monday Night Looting

Mayor de Blasio Tours Damage on Burnside Avenue After Monday Night Looting
Councilman Cabrera leads the mayor on a tour of the aftermath of the Monday night looting on Burnside Avenue. Picture credit: Robert Press

By Robert Press

Tuesday afternoon Mayor Bill de Blasio came to Burnside Avenue to tour the looting that occurred the night before with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., City Council members Fernando Cabrera and Vanessa Gibson, Assemblyman Victor Pichardo, and community leaders.

The Mayor met with the Bronx elected officials at the corner of Burnside and Jerome Avenues where they went inside the Bronx Optical Canter which had been looted Monday night. Mayor de Blasio then went to several other stores which had been looted talking with the store owners. Some were happy that the mayor came to see what had happen, but a few said they were angry because there were no police officers on or patrolling the street Monday night. 

The mayor inside the Bronx Optical Center

Mayor de Blasio arrives at Burnside Avenue with his Community Assistance Unit Director Marco Carrion

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. looks at where looters pried up the gate then broke a window to loot the Bronx Optical Center.