Mayor Bill de Blasio apologized on Thursday to eight families who were killed in a terror attack on the Hudson River in Manhattan, acknowledging that his office has been delivering a memorial ceremony for the day before to mark it one year anniversary.
He said the party – the victims of the Halloween attack last year, the driver of the pedestrians and bicycles – organized Hall Hall at 11pm. They were waiting for a long time to invite the victims of the victims.
Then they forgot to incorporate readers on their program names, which caused the waves to go back to the graveyard to apologize for the absence.
He then read the names, lost some of them, and asked for a momentous silence before joining the collection again.
"The problem was the so-called event," Mr. De Blasio said at his weekly press conference. "It is not planned outdoors, I think the idea really came out of what happened a week ago, because it focused on everyone who felt like I was in another type of attack."
Mr De Blasio seemed to refer to forwarding a week ago a grenade at the Manhattan office in CNN and actor Robert De Niro, as well as popular parties and criticizing President Trump around the country; and shot dead poisonous pittsburgh, killing 11 Jews.
Secretary of the newspaper Mr. De Blasio, Eric F. Phillips, said the remembrance of preparations started on Sunday, adding that families not invited until Tuesday, the day before the event. I would not say that the mayor's office or assistant was doing the preparation.
"I did not have any details about the event, but I still have to take care of the mayor," Mr. De Blasio said Thursday. "There is no right thing to apologize to the families."
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It was the second time Mr. De Blasio is a big part of a memorable visit to celebrate the occasion of the event that is being held in the cities of New York.
His motto was at that moment because the party was involved in the 9:16 hour bell at the time of the accident. Mr De Blasio arrived at 9:20 am and missed the game.
He said when he arrived late because he was "very hard at night" ahead of time and because of the traffic lights down the police car that led him to the water event.
The victims of a bicycle strike included Darren Drake, 32, of New Jersey; Nicholas Francis Cleves, 24, of Manhattan; five men from Argentina and a woman from Belgium. It is unclear if the families of foreign victims have been identified. Mr Phillips said the consular general of Argentina and Belgium participated in the incident.
The recording session, held at the Manhattan Bridge, near the bike path, is very poor. Mr. De Blasio praised the police, who shot and dragged the driver involved in the attack. The driver, Sayfullo Saipov, is awaiting trial for terrorism charges; federal prosecutors said They want to seek the death penalty.
The mayor said he did not have the names of the victims when he first spoke at the party. "Of course I would read it," he said. "I did not know if someone else in the program reads: I did not get that details, then one of the audiences said," You have to do it. "
He added, "I was not happy, it was not true, but the purpose was to try and respect those people."
After the incident, he greeted some of the friends and family members. New York Post reported that one man, Hugh Hales-Tooke, refused to shake hands with Mr de Blasio or talked to the body because he was angry about how it was done.
Mr. Hales-Tooke was posted on the Post saying he was a friend of Mr. Cleves of his family. He said that Mr. Cleves's mother left the city and found the latest incident to come.
Barbara Drake, mother of Darren Drake, said in a telephone interview on Thursday she knew about the memorial ceremony on the day before and did not attend.
"I will never go there to the scene of the crime," Drake said. She said she had gone to church and visited her son's grave.
But she insisted on the next visit. "They should have done well," Drake said. "They have to know what to do."