‘I’m going to run you guys out of this town’

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Mayoral hopeful Curtis Sliwa got into it with a crew of Big Apple squeegee men Tuesday, telling them if they don’t clean up their act, “I’m going to run you guys out of this town.”

The Guardian Angels founder went toe to toe with the window-washing menaces a few blocks from Times Square — and shortly before a scheduled campaign event.

“Remember me? I ran you out before,” Sliwa told the head of the squeegee crew, who identified himself only as Malik.

“If you win, I’m going to start robbing again,” Malik shot back. “You not going to win. We are going to do our thing. Squeegee are back.”

“If I win, out come the handcuffs,” Sliwa said.

“If you win, I’m going to shoot myself in the f—ing head,” Malik answered.

Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa argues with a squeegee man
Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa argues with a squeegee man.
Stefan Jeremiah for New York Post

The Post reported Monday that the crew of squeegee men, once the target of city quality-of-life efforts, had resurfaced on Ninth Avenue near 40th Street.

They were back at it Tuesday when a crew of about five were spotted harassing motorists again — even after cops gave them a stern warning.

Malik said he makes up to $40 an hour supervising the crew, along with an enforcer known as “the General.”

Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa argues with a squeegee man
Sliwa had harsh words for the head of the squeegee crew.
Stefan Jeremiah for New York Post

“You remember me?” Sliwa told the enforcer. “Remember I ran you out 30 years ago?”

“Leave us alone,” said the “General,” who had a bloodied face that he blamed on “a little altercation.”

“I don’t want to do anything else. I been doing this for 30 years.”



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