Mayor de Blasio to hold Town Hall in Jackson Heights on Thursday night [Updated]

  • Event starts at 7 p.m.

  • Doors open at 6 p.m.

  • All questions are welcome.

By LOUIS FLORES

Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-New York City) is holding a town hall event at Public School 69, located on 37th Avenue between 77th ad 78th Street, on Thursday evening. 

Thursday evening's town hall is part of Mayor de Blasio's new media strategy to undercut access by the City Hall press corps and, instead, reach out directly to the public.  The de Blasio administration is skirting the media in an effort to shore up collapsing opinion poll ratings.  The mayor has been facing an avalanche of criticism, some founded, like his failures to address police brutality, record homelessness, and the affordable housing crisis playing out on his watch, and some unfounded, like the big businesses interested in seeing Mayor de Blasio fail.

The town hall is open to only those people pre-approved by Councilmember Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights).(*)

The town hall begins at 7 p.m., but doors open at 6 p.m. 

(*)  Corrected to reflect the screening process for the town hall's audience.