Andrew Cuomo had a dartboard with New York City Mayor Invoice de Blasio’s face on it at a pool social gathering at his Govt Mansion, in accordance with a former aide and accuser of the New York governor.

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Lindsey Boylan, the primary girl to accuse Cuomo of sexual harassment again in December, instructed The New Yorker she noticed the infantile sport within the pool home on the governor’s mansion in Albany. 

‘I could not consider how brazen that was,’ Boylan, who labored for Cuomo’s staff from March 2015 to October 2018, recalled.  

A spokesperson for Cuomo declined to remark to The New Yorker on the dartboard’s existence. Neither the governor’s nor the mayor’s workplace instantly returned DailyMail.com’s request for remark Friday.  

No element was given over when the social gathering with the offending sport befell but it surely’s no secret there’s been no liked misplaced between the governor and the mayor for a few years. 

Whereas Cuomo as soon as referred to as de Blasio ‘a good friend within the deepest sense of the phrase’, the connection between the 2 males has more and more soured ever because the mayor took workplace in 2014. 

Tensions reached breaking level within the final yr as they sparred repeatedly all through the coronavirus pandemic by way of their competing each day press conferences on the whole lot from lockdowns, colleges, the vaccine rollout and – this week – health lessons. 

Andrew Cuomo had a dartboard with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's face on it at a pool party at his Executive Mansion, according to a former aide and accuser of the New York governor. Pictured looking not so friendly in 2017

Andrew Cuomo had a dartboard with New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio’s face on it at a pool social gathering at his Govt Mansion, in accordance with a former aide and accuser of the New York governor. Pictured trying not so pleasant in 2017 

De Blasio final week joined requires Cuomo to resign saying ‘he can now not function governor’ amid the ‘disgusting’ allegations from a number of ladies who’ve accused the governor of sexual harassment.  

Seven ladies – 5 of that are former aides – have now come ahead to accuse Cuomo of sexual harassment or inappropriate habits.  

Boylan instructed The New Yorker this week Cuomo mentioned he would ‘mount her’ throughout one 2018 incident after his pet canine Captain jumped up close to her.

She has beforehand accused the governor of undesirable advances together with an unsolicited kiss on the lips and him suggesting they play a sport of strip poker. The governor has denied these allegations.

In the meantime, essentially the most damning accusation to this point comes from an nameless girl who claims he referred to as her to his Govt Mansion final yr, reached beneath her shirt and fondled her.  

The governor has mentioned he ‘by no means touched anybody inappropriately’ and ‘by no means made any inappropriate advances’ and is refusing to go. 

An investigation was launched by Legal professional Basic Letitia James’ workplace and calls are mounting for Cuomo to resign with an impeachment investigation launched by state Democrats and prime New York lawmakers together with demanding he stand down together with Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer. 

Cuomo’s prime adversary de Blasio additionally waded into the saga final week as he publicly referred to as for Cuomo’s resignation in his press briefing Thursday after the sixth accuser spoke out.  

The mayor branded the allegations ‘disgusting’ and mentioned Cuomo was now not capable of serve the state.  

‘The most recent report, and the truth that we are able to discuss how many individuals have been come ahead with accusations. It isn’t one, it is not two, it is not three, it is not 4, it is not 5 – it is six ladies who’ve come ahead,’ he mentioned.

‘It is deeply troubling, the particular allegation that the governor referred to as an worker of his – somebody who he had energy over – he referred to as them to a spot after which sexually assaulted her is completely unacceptable.

‘It is is disgusting to me. He can now not function governor. It is so simple as that.’ 

A seventh accuser – reporter Jessica Bakeman – got here ahead after the de Blasio’s feedback.  

Lindsey Boylan (pictured), the first woman to accuse Cuomo of sexual harassment back in December, told The New Yorker she spotted the childish game in the pool house at the governor's mansion in Albany

Lindsey Boylan (pictured), the primary girl to accuse Cuomo of sexual harassment again in December, instructed The New Yorker she noticed the infantile sport within the pool home on the governor’s mansion in Albany

The Executive Mansion where the dartboard was reportedly seen. Neither offices for Cuomo nor de Blasio have responded to the claims

The Govt Mansion the place the dartboard was reportedly seen. Neither workplaces for Cuomo nor de Blasio have responded to the claims

De Blasio continued that, over the previous few weeks, ‘so many troubling issues’ have emerged about Cuomo, amid the controversy surrounding the nursing residence COVID-19 deaths scandal and alleged cover-up. 

‘We nonetheless do not have the reality about that,’ he mentioned. ‘And their households want and need to know the reality.

‘We all know one factor: We all know there was a purposeful cover-up and that alone I unacceptable and disqualifying. 

‘These six ladies have come ahead with these highly effective and painful tales – and significantly this most up-to-date report is simply disqualifying. He simply cannot function governor anymore,’ de Blasio concluded. 

However Cuomo insisted he won’t to resign and the 2 had been again at loggerheads with one another once more this week over the reopening of indoor health lessons in New York Metropolis.

On Tuesday, health class homeowners protested outdoors Metropolis Corridor demanding de Blasio allowed them to reopen group lessons after being shut for a yr now.

Gyms reopened in September however indoor group health lessons have been banned since March.

However de Blasio stood agency saying: ‘I’ve had this dialog with the well being staff they usually stay very constant saying ‘not but.’ 

The following day, Cuomo overruled de Blasio saying lessons can reopen at 33 p.c capability Monday.

No detail was given over when the party with the offending game took place but it's no secret there's been no loved lost between the governor and the mayor for many years. The two men in 2013 before their relationship soured

No element was given over when the social gathering with the offending sport befell but it surely’s no secret there’s been no liked misplaced between the governor and the mayor for a few years. The 2 males in 2013 earlier than their relationship soured

‘On reopening, indoor health lessons shall be reopening that is primarily in New York Metropolis on Monday, March 22. Gyms had been open, however indoor health lessons weren’t open,’ Cuomo mentioned. 

‘And that precipitated a specific amount of consternation. They’ll open Monday, March 22.’

This fueled an irate response from the mayor who questioned whether or not this was achieved for ‘political causes’.  

‘I wish to ask the query – is it achieved as a result of the info and science is telling us, or is it achieved for political causes?’ De Blasio fumed Thursday.

‘Clearly, hell appears to be making most of those choices due to the governor’s political wants,’ the mayor mentioned. 

This marks simply the newest in an extended line of spats between the duo as they navigated the pandemic. 

The feuding began from the offset over whether or not town ought to be plunged into lockdown or not final March as circumstances surged nationwide.

De Blasio instructed New Yorkers to organize for a ‘shelter in place’ order just for Cuomo to fireside again that the ability rested with him and he wouldn’t situation an order – earlier than saying a in a different way worded ‘stay-at-home’ order as a substitute. 

The mayor was so infuriated by the scenario, he reportedly requested Metropolis Corridor counsel if he might take away Cuomo from workplace.  

Happier days in February 2014: That year, de Blasio took office as mayor and Cuomo called him 'a friend in the deepest sense of the word'

Happier days in February 2014: That yr, de Blasio took workplace as mayor and Cuomo referred to as him ‘a good friend within the deepest sense of the phrase’

The two men worked together when de Blasio was appointed regional director for the Housing and Urban Development for New York and New Jersey in 1997 meaning he reported directly into Cuomo who was Bill Clinton's Housing and Urban Development secretary. In 2013

The 2 males labored collectively when de Blasio was appointed regional director for the Housing and City Growth for New York and New Jersey in 1997 that means he reported instantly into Cuomo who was Invoice Clinton’s Housing and City Growth secretary. In 2013 

Nothing got here of it however the incident grew to become a symptom of what was to return – months of New Yorkers tuning in to rival each day press conferences the place de Blasio mentioned one factor just for Cuomo to overrule it moments later in his.

In April, as town was grappling as the worldwide virus epicenter of the world, they sparred over the reopening of colleges.

De Blasio mentioned colleges would keep shut for the complete faculty yr solely to be rebuffed and reminded by Cuomo that it was solely his ‘opinion’ earlier than the governor repeated the identical guidelines anyway. 

As town and state entered a second wave within the fall, they clashed once more over the perfect response.

De Blasio introduced in October he was closing colleges and enterprise once more throughout 9 neighborhoods within the metropolis.

Cuomo weighed in saying he hadn’t agreed to the transfer earlier than saying his personal plan the following day which concerned shutting colleges in the future earlier however leaving companies open.

The vaccine program grew to become one other bone of competition with de Blasio repeatedly saying the state was slowing its capacity to manage photographs down. 

However the pair’s arch rivalry far predates COVID-19 with their relationship quickly deteriorating after de Blasio was appointed mayor in 2014. 

The 2 males had labored collectively up to now when de Blasio was appointed regional director for the Housing and City Growth for New York and New Jersey in 1997 that means he reported instantly into Cuomo who was Invoice Clinton’s Housing and City Growth secretary. 

In 2002, de Blasio even backed Cuomo’s first failed run for New York governor.

So when de Blasio was elected mayor to Cuomo’s governor, they placed on a united entrance with a joint press convention the place they gushed about their longstanding friendship. 

‘We use the phrase ‘good friend’ in politics typically and generally casually,’ Cuomo mentioned on the time. 

‘However the brand new mayor of New York really is a good friend within the deepest sense of the phrase.’    

However tensions shortly mounted one yr later when Cuomo angered de Blasio when he gave him simply quarter-hour discover that he was shuttering the New York Metropolis subway resulting from a snowstorm. 

That June, a Cuomo aide branded de Blasio as ‘bumbling and incompetent with de Blasio firing again that ‘if somebody disagrees with [Cuomo] brazenly, some form of revenge or vendetta follows.’ 

They’ve since fought over nearly the whole lot since then together with: elevating earnings tax on rich New Yorkers, schooling plans, homelessness, public housing, funding mass transit, the deployment of state troopers and even a white-tailed deer on the free within the metropolis.  

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The glory days  

In 1997, de Blasio was appointed as regional director for the Housing and City Growth for New York and New Jersey.

On the time, Cuomo was Invoice Clinton’s Housing and City Growth secretary that means de Blasio reported instantly into him. 

In 2002, de Blasio even backed Cuomo’s first failed run for New York governor.

When de Blasio was elected mayor in 2014 after Cuomo’s appointment as governor, the duo held a joint press convention to indicate their shut friendship with Cuomo calling him ‘a good friend within the deepest sense of the phrase’

‘We use the phrase ‘good friend’ in politics typically and generally casually,’ Cuomo mentioned on the time. 

‘However the brand new mayor of New York really is a good friend within the deepest sense of the phrase.’   

However their relationship quickly soured as they sparred over quite a few points.

Issues brewing 

Only one yr later in 2015, Cuomo angered de Blasio when he gave him simply quarter-hour discover that he was shuttering the New York Metropolis subway resulting from a snowstorm. 

Within the coming months they’d each publicly hit out at one another. 

In June, a Cuomo aide described de Blasio as ‘bumbling and incompetent with de Blasio firing again that ‘if somebody disagrees with [Cuomo] brazenly, some form of revenge or vendetta follows.’ 

They’ve since fought over nearly the whole lot since then together with: elevating earnings tax on rich New Yorkers, schooling plans, homelessness, public housing, funding mass transit, the deployment of state troopers and even a white-tailed deer on the free within the metropolis.

When the deer was captured after occurring the free in a public housing complicated in Harlem, town first mentioned it could be killed.

Cuomo responded saying the state wished to avoid wasting the deer. 

The animal ended up dying of stress in captivity whereas the state and metropolis leaders had been squabbling over its future.  

The pandemic 

Lockdown  

If it hadn’t already, the connection between the 2 leaders reached full breaking level in 2020 over the dealing with of the COVID-19 disaster. 

As circumstances had been surging nationwide in March, de Blasio mentioned New Yorkers ought to put together for a ‘shelter in place’ order.

Cuomo responded reminding de Blasio the ability rested with him and saying he would not situation an order – earlier than saying a ‘stay-at-home’ order as a substitute. 

Colleges reopening

In April, de Blasio introduced that public colleges keep closed for the complete faculty yr to comprise the unfold of the coronavirus.

Simply hours later, Cuomo hit again asserting that he has the ultimate say on the matter by saying this was simply de Blasio’s ‘opinion.’ 

Two weeks later, Cuomo repeated de Blasio’s ‘opinion’ and mentioned colleges would keep shut. 

Protests

In June when protesters took to the streets nationwide, demanding justice over the loss of life of George Floyd, some shops within the Massive Apple had been looted and vandalized. 

Cuomo positioned the blame on de Blasio saying the mayor ‘didn’t do [his] job’ and warned he would take over and ship within the Nationwide Guard. 

‘The NYPD and the mayor didn’t do their job final evening,’ Cuomo mentioned. 

‘My choice is to displace the mayor of New York Metropolis and produce within the Nationwide Guard – because the governor, in a state of emergency – and principally take over the mayor’s job,’ Cuomo mentioned. 

The second wave

As circumstances, deaths and hospitalizations began surging once more in October, the one-time pals clashed once more over how one can tighten restrictions and quell the second wave.

De Blasio introduced he was closing colleges and enterprise once more throughout nin neighborhoods within the metropolis.

However Cuomo weighed in saying he hadn’t agreed to the transfer.

In the future later, the governor introduced his personal plan which concerned shutting colleges in the future sooner than the mayor’s plan however leaving companies open and permitting non secular gatherings to proceed.

He additionally mentioned the state would take over the enforcement of the restrictions as a substitute of town. 

De Blasio mentioned metropolis workers wouldn’t take orders from the state.

Vaccine rollout

The 2 leaders sparred in January over who was eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

De Blasio repeatedly accused Cuomo of slowing the rollout of the vaccine and mentioned the eligibility ought to be expanded to succeed in extra New Yorkers quicker and stop doses going to waste. 

In February, de Blasio mentioned Cuomo was guilty for the tempo of the vaccine rollout as he has pushed the governor to broaden guidelines round distribution. 

‘Our native well being officers know what they’re doing, however do not have clear route from the state on what we will get at any given level,’ de Blasio mentioned. 

‘And there is plenty of particular guidelines the state provides on and adjustments on a regular basis. It is simply gumming up the works.’ 

De Blasio blamed what he referred to as Cuomo’s ‘incessant need to micromanage’ the method  and urged for second doses to be launched by the state.

Cuomo’s workplace hit again with a spokesman saying ‘the mayor would not perceive the legislation.’

Sexual harassment allegations 

After six ladies accused Cuomo of sexual harassment, de Blasio branded the allegations ‘disgusting’ and mentioned he was now not capable of serve the state.  

‘The most recent report, and the truth that we are able to discuss how many individuals have been come ahead with accusations. It isn’t one, it is not two, it is not three, it is not 4, it is not 5 – it is six ladies who’ve come ahead,’ he mentioned in March.

‘It is deeply troubling, the particular allegation that the governor referred to as an worker of his – somebody who he had energy over – he referred to as them to a spot after which sexually assaulted her is completely unacceptable.

‘It is is disgusting to me. He can now not function governor. It is so simple as that.’    

De Blasio continued that, over the previous few weeks, ‘so many troubling issues’ have emerged about Cuomo, amid the controversy surrounding the nursing residence COVID-19 deaths scandal and alleged cover-up. 

‘We nonetheless do not have the reality about that,’ he mentioned. ‘And their households want and need to know the reality.

‘We all know one factor: We all know there was a purposeful cover-up and that alone I unacceptable and disqualifying. 

‘These six ladies have come ahead with these highly effective and painful tales – and significantly this most up-to-date report is simply disqualifying. He simply cannot function governor anymore,’ de Blasio concluded. 

However Cuomo insisted he won’t to resign and mentioned he ‘by no means touched anybody inappropriately’. 



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