New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced late Sunday that two skating rinks in Central Park that the Trump Organization was set to shut will stay open for the rest of the season. Former President Donald Trump’s company had announced the rinks were to close days before a deadline set by the city, which ended its contract with the firm after the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol. The New York Times reports that Sunday was marked by another insurrection of sorts: a man carrying a 20-foot flagpole with a “Trump 2024” on the laps refused to leave the ice and then knocked down an employee who tried to eject him. The Trump Organization has said it will take legal action to stop Mayor Bill de Blasio from cutting ties with the company and ending the rink contracts.
“The Wollman and Lasker rinks will stay open under current management for the few weeks left in this season,” the mayor’s press secretary said in a statement. “But make no mistake, we will not be doing business with the Trump Organization going forward. Inciting an insurrection will never be forgotten or forgiven.”