VIDEO: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced a task force Tuesday aimed at cracking down on illegal fireworks after city residents have registered thousands of complaints.
“We have concerns about this from all over the city, this is a real problem. It is not just a quality of life problem and noise problem, and it is certainly that … but it can also be dangerous,” the mayor said Tuesday at a press conference.
The task force will include members of the New York Police Department, the Sheriff’s Office, and the Fire Department of the City of New York. De Blasio announced the effort after a drive-by protest the night before outside Gracie Mansion. Video footage of the protest shows cars aggressively honking horns outside the mayor’s residence.