NYC Mayor Brushes Off Homeless Woman Who Confronted Him About Housing During Workout

"I'm in the middle of doing my workout. I'm sorry. I can't do this now," Mayor Bill de Blasio told the woman who confronted him

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What to Know

  • Bill de Blasio was caught on camera on Thursday brushing off a homeless woman who confronted him at a Brooklyn gym
  • The woman interrupted his stretching routine to demand housing reform, the video shows
  • "I'm in the middle of doing my workout. I'm sorry. I can't do this now," de Blasio told the woman

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Bill de Blasio was caught on camera on Thursday brushing off a homeless woman who confronted him at a Brooklyn gym and interrupted his stretching routine to demand housing reform.

A video posted on YouTube shows de Blasio telling 72-year-old Nathylin Flowers Adesegun: "I'm in the middle of doing my workout. I'm sorry. I can't do this now."

The video then shows De Blasio's security officers stepping in front of the woman as the Democratic mayor gets up and walks away, cell phone in hand.

Adesegun was among dozens of advocates who showed up at the Prospect Park YMCA demanding de Blasio set aside 30,000 affordable housing units for homeless people.

De Blasio's spokesman declined comment.

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