An amateur video, filmed by an annoyed Manhattanite and broadcast Tuesday on WABC-TV, showed the mayor landing and taking off several times over the weekend from the East 34th Street helipad, where trips on Saturday and Sunday have been expressly banned for more than a decade.Now that he has been publicly shamed, he has agreed to stop.
I always liked that helipad. When I lived on 38th Street I liked to walk over and watch the whirlybirds. Chicago doesn't seem to have a similar helipad. We did have a whole mini-airport on the waterfront near downtown, but our previous mayor bulldozed it in the dead of night. To solve the noise problem. Or the risk of crashes. Or something.
And so I'm jealous
of NYC where truly zealous
copter pilots can land all week
in a whirling roaring streak.