NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has requested that NYU postpone and reschedule Milo Yiannopoulos's classroom appearance.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio today requested that NYU postpone and reschedule the classroom appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos for public safety reasons in light of nearby the Halloween parades and NYPD assessments of risk. Given the importance of close coordination between NYU's Public Safety personnel and the NYPD to ensuring safety, the University agreed to the postponement.
The University first learned of Professor Rectenwald's invitation to Mr. Yiannopoulos from news reports on Sunday. NYU Public Safety officials began working on safety planning with police officials Monday.