Press excluded from joining de Blasio on promised tour of Rikers Island this evening


Mayor Bill de Blasio has chosen to visit the embattled Rikers Island this evening around 5 p.m., and he has decided that his promised tour of the correctional facility will not include the press.

At his Sept. 27 briefing, de Blasio told reporters that they would only be welcome to a press availability after his tour, rather than accompany him on his journey. Later in the day his public schedule was updated to show that he will hold a media availability at 5:10 p.m.