Manorhaven, NY – The mayor of the Village of Manorhaven called Hispanic residents “Spaniolis” and called the sections of the village where they live “nasty names” according to a taped conversation he had with a local contractor.Join our WhatsApp group
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Nicholas Capozzi, the four-term mayor of the 6,000 resident village on the North Shore, made the comments in a 41-minute cell phone conversation with local contractor Danny Aiello, according to a news report.
“The Spaniolis are rolling all over the place. They rent out the place and put locks on every door. It’s gotta stop,” Capozzi said, according to taped conversations first played on CBS 2 news Monday night.
Referring to a heavily Latino area in Manorhaven, Capozzi was recorded as saying, “Do you drive down that — block? It looks like — Harlem. It looks worse than Harlem. It’s a — hole over there.” [amny]