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


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."