The New York City mayor slow-danced with his wife Chirlane McCray after the crystal ball dropped at midnight.
Frank Sinatra’s famous song New York, New York played throughout an empty Times Square on Thursday night as de Blasio had one hand placed gently on his wife’s back while they rocked back-and-forth.
The NYC Mayor’s Office tweeted a 21-second video of the couple’s celebration in the early hours of January 1, 2021 – prompting social media backlash.
“Happy #NewYear from the greatest city in the world,” the office wrote to Twitter.
De Blasio and his wife were both wearing masks as they danced on a stage in Manhattan’s major commercial intersection.