New York City

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Admits "More Could Have Been Done" to Plow Upper East Side

As public advocate, accused Bloomberg of prioritizing Manhattan for snow plowing

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Looks like Mayor de Blasio has snow on his face.

After defending the city against critics who claimed sanitation workers were slow to plow a ritzy Manhattan neighborhood after a record snowfall, de Blasio reversed himself Wednesday after visiting the area.

"I determined more could have been done to serve the Upper East Side," a chastened de Blasio said in a statement. "I have instructed the commissioner of the Department of Sanitation to double-down on cleanup efforts."