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Bloomberg takes flak over post-curfew helicopter landings

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's helicopter is taking flak from angry East Siders.

He has repeatedly ignored a curfew at the East 34th Street Heliport, using it several times on nights and weekends when it is supposed to be closed, according to neighbors and a television report.

"I personally like Mayor Bloomberg. This is not a vendetta. I just think in this instance it's hypocritical," heliport neighbor Ron Sticco told the New York Post, noting, "He should abide by the rules."

WABC-TV reported Bloomberg violated the curfew at least 16 times, adding he used the heliport eight times last weekend.

It aired video shot by Sticco showing Bloomberg leaving the chopper with his girlfriend, Diana Taylor, and her two dogs.

Sticco told the news channel, "If you're concerned about the quality of life in this city, then don't land a helicopter in front of my apartment with the choking exhaust and intolerable noise when it's closed."

The heliport, which is city-owned but leased to a private operator, is open from 8:00am to 8:00pm ET during the week and closed on weekends. It was not clear what, if any, penalties the mayor might face for breaking the rules.

"It's my understanding it's not closed on the weekends," Bloomberg told WABC.

His spokesman declined to comment late Tuesday.

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