- Andrew Cuomo had a dartboard with Bill de Blasio’s face on it in his pool house.
- The new detail comes from a New Yorker report on Lindsey Boylan, a Cuomo accuser and former staffer.
- The governor and mayor have been in a well-documented feud for years.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had a dartboard with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s face on it in the pool house at the governor’s mansion, according to The New Yorker.
This new detail comes from a Ronan Farrow investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted behavior against Cuomo, primarily told through his first accuser, Lindsey Boylan.
Boylan, a former Cuomo staffer who was introduced to him during her time as chief of staff at the Empire State Development agency, recalled seeing the dartboard at a party hosted at the governor’s residence in Albany.
The timing of the party was not specified, but it would have been sometime between 2016 and 2018 while Boylan was interacting with Cuomo more regularly.
“I couldn’t believe how brazen that was,” she told Farrow.
Cuomo and de Blasio have been in an ongoing feud ever since the mayor took office in 2014, although the pair have known each other ever since they both worked at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during the Clinton administration.
The feud often involved petty slights and contradictory messaging, but reporting by The New York Times and Wall Street Journal in the fall of 2020 found that their mutual animus and lack of coordination may have cost thousands of lives as COVID-19 ravaged the Big Apple before lockdowns went in place.
When Cuomo shot down de Blasio’s proposal of a “shelter in place” order for the city, the mayor reportedly asked a lawyer in City Hall whether he had the power to remove the governor from office, according to the Journal.
As more allegations emerged in the Cuomo sexual harassment scandal earlier this month, de Blasio called the governor’s alleged behavior “disgusting” and that “he can no longer serve as governor.”