NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, who billed himself during the election as a champion for the poor and an absolute anti-Bloomberg, was escorted either to or from Prospect Park early Friday evening by a helicopter belonging to the New York City Police Department, the department confirmed to Patch.
Witnesses were confused to see a police helicopter landing in a baseball field near the southwest end of the park, just after 5 p.m.:
Nypd helicopter in prospect park 🤔 pic.twitter.com/aQFQb08lBy— Alexandra DiPalma (@LSDiPalma) October 14, 2016
An NYPD spokeswoman said she didn't know why de Blasio was traveling in an NYPD helicopter Friday. The mayor's press office did not immediately return a request for comment.