The damages? He estimates $100 million. Co-defendants: the NYPD, Commissioner Dermot Shea, NYC, Bill de Blasio, the state of New York and others. I’m told that an official Notice of Claim has been filed with the Court of Claims. The claimant? Domus Design Center aka DDC, 134 Madison Ave. The issue deals with May 29’s frightening night when looters, rioters and thieves terrorized our city, vandalized our streets, burglarized our shops.
Strazzullo: Cuomo should have worried about hospital reform instead of bail reform. Getting a free pass, some criminals were not able to be detained pending trial and now we have looters. Who’d have imagined we’d have to board up our stores? We’re not in Afghanistan. Places like Saks Fifth, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Rolex being bombed out?
“Where are our tax dollars going? Rocks, bricks thrown? Glass smashed? Merchandise stolen? Thrown out? People hurt? Millions lost? Businesses destroyed? Lives crushed? Not protecting commercial properties is negligence of duty. It’s looters against New York City and state.