After his copter lands at U2 concert, NYC mayor admits it might not be ‘green’ way to travel
(SUN SENTINAL) New York City Mayor Michael Bloombergadmits that taking a helicopter to the U2 show might not have been the most environmentally friendly way to travel.
The billionaire — who likes to portray himself as a national environmental leader — travels frequently by helicopter and private plane, but rarely talks about it.
It only came up because his pilot had made a test run to Giants stadium on Thursday before he was scheduled to fly the mayor there to see U2 later that evening.
Authorities say the pilot landed in the shuttle bus parking area by mistake.
Bloomberg was asked Friday whether flying by helicopter wastes a lot of energy.
He says “I suppose you could say that,” but adds it would also be more efficient to swim across the Hudson river.