Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa dined at Carmine’s on the Upper West Side to show solidarity with the hostess who was attacked by tourists, allegedly over the city’s vaccine mandate.
The Republican and his wife Nancy sat outside next to the host stand at their neighborhood red sauce joint Tuesday evening, and blasted Black Lives Matter protesters who claimed the attack on the 24-year-old employee was provoked by racism.
“I saw my nemesis Hawk Newsome leading the Black Lives Matter and I said ‘really, guys. You are really pushing a point,’” the candidate told The Post.
“And I saw they were over the top, disturbing everything,” he said of BLM’s Monday protest.
Three black women from Texas were arrested for attacking the Asian American employee Thursday evening, after three black men in their party could not provide proof of vaccination, police and restaurant staff said.
“The women were wrong, they attacked the staff,” Sliwa told reporters as he arrived to the eatery with no reservation.
The Guardian Angel blasted the city’s vaccine mandate and Democratic rival Eric Adams, before slurping down a dish of angel hair pasta with olive oil and garlic sauce.
“I don’t think there should be a mandate. I think it puts too much pressure on the owner, operators of bars and restaurants as we saw in that situation,” Sliwa said.
“Also, I’d say to Eric Adams, who was painting Black Lives Matter in the streets, is this really what he wants to be associated with?”
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