Mohamed is a guest of honor at New York’s City Hall, where he is given a proclamation from Public Advocate James, who calls him a role model and lets him sit in her chair in the council chambers. He also meets Mayor De Blasio.
De Blasio adds Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha to the school calendars of all New York City public schools. The schools will close for these holidays.
We’re here today to make good on a promise to our Muslim brothers and sisters that a holiday of supreme importance to the Muslim community will be recognized in our school calendar so that children can honor the holiday without missing school…We are committed to having a school calendar that reflects and honors the extraordinary diversity of our students.
New York City Mayor De Blasio, his wife his wife Chirlane McCray, and New York City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett dine at The Meatball Shop in West Village, a restaurant visited by Spencer before he was diagnosed with Ebola. The restaurant reopens to a packed house after being closed for a brief time following Spencer’s visit. De Blasio:
We are not only resilient, we are not only tough, we stand by each other. It’s an example of how New Yorkers deal with a challenge.
New York Mayor de Blasio hosts a discussion with the police commissioner and the Rev. Sharpton to try to ease tensions with minority communities after Garner’s death. Sharpton:
If Dante wasn’t your son, he’d be a candidate for a chokehold. And we’ve got to deal with that reality.