NEW YORK CITY:  Mayoral Candidate Curtis Sliwa took cover during a shooting near his Upper West Side apartment Tuesday.

Curtis Sliwa will be holding a press conference on gun violence today at 89th St. & Amsterdam Ave., 10:30 AM. 

“This is mad crazy in the city now. Upper West Side never had these kinds of problems, and now it’s everywhere, Sliwa said.

Mayoral Candidate Curtis Sliwa responds to shootings in his UWS neighborhood on Tuesday. Gun visible under SUV.  Free use video – Credit: Curtis Sliwa,  


Sliwa blamed the lax law enforcement policies of Mayor de Blasio after two people were shot outside a housing complex at around 8:40 p.m.

“Used to be, you get caught with a loaded weapon, even if you didn’t aim it or fire it, you get a year mandatory,” Sliwa said. “Now, nothing. No bail, you’re remanded to the streets.”