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Andy Cohen blasted Bill de Blasio in a drunken on-air rant on New Year's Eve after the embattled mayor was seen dancing and celebrating in New York City as he bid farewell to a tumultuous year for the Big Apple. 

Cohen joined CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday night in hosting the network's live coverage of the annual ball drop in Times Square, where only a handful of guests were invited this year due to the pandemic. 

Just before the clock struck at midnight, de Blasio was seen pushing the button to start the crystal ball's descent as his wife, Chirlane McCray stood by his side. The pair were then seen onstage dancing into the new year.

But the mayor's celebratory dance didn't sit well with Cohen, who knocked back tequila shots with Cooper before slamming de Blasio over his leadership.  

'That's how I felt when I saw Mayor de Blasio dancing just now,' Cohen said as Cooper grimaced from the shot. 'I did not need to see that at the beginning of 2021.'

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He then addressed de Blasio directly on television, shouting: 'Do something with this city! Honestly, get it together!'

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Happy New Year: Andy Cohen blasted Mayor Bill de Blasio for dancing on New Year's Eve in a drunken, on-air rant

Happy New Year: Andy Cohen blasted Mayor Bill de Blasio for dancing on New Year's Eve in a drunken, on-air rant

It comes as New York authorities have been struggling to combat a surge in crime in the city amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Crime stats from the four weeks between November 30 - December 27 showed violent crime in the Big Apple is far higher than it was at the same time last year.  

In the 28 days to December 27 2020 there were 21 murders - an increase of 61.5 percent when compared with the same dates in 2019. There was also a 4.2 percent increase in rapes, and a staggering 122.4 percent surge in shootings.   

Violent crime began spiking following a $1 billion cut to the NYPD's budget which was approved this past summer following passionate protests to defund the police.

Officials have failed to take responsibility for the surge in crime, instead shifting blame. 

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After midnight, de Blasio took to Twitter to wish his residents a happy new year and praised their resilience during such a year. 

'As a city, as a community, we have been through so much this year. We showed our resolve and proved New York City will come back stronger than ever,' he tweeted.   

After midnight, de Blasio took to Twitter to wish his residents a happy new year and praised their resilience during such a year

After midnight, de Blasio took to Twitter to wish his residents a happy new year and praised their resilience during such a year

De Blasio's tweets quickly drew criticism from angry New Yorkers who accused him of ruining the city

De Blasio's tweets quickly drew criticism from angry New Yorkers who accused him of ruining the city 

But the tweet quickly drew criticism from angry New Yorkers who accused the mayor of ruining the city. 

'After you and Cuomo destroyed NYC give it about 20-30 years to come back you useless a**h***,' one person said in an expletive-laced tweet.

'2020 was just another year during which [de Blasio] destroyed the city,' added another.

'Failure mayor,' another replied. 'Way to ruin NYE in NYC. You should be ashamed of yourself,' one user added.  

Times Square is usually at the center of the world's New Year's Eve celebrations, with tens of thousands of people packing in to the commercial hub every December 31st to watch the ball drop at midnight. 

But, this year, the time-honored tradition was modified amid the ongoing pandemic, with members of the public prohibited from gathering in the area for the first time since the ball-drop began back in 1907. 

However, a few dozen people did gather near Times Square Thursday night wearing colorful hats and 2021 glasses. Many appeared to be wearing masks as others took the opportunity to pose for photos near the area.  

Earlier on Thursday, de Blasio told reporters 'It’s going to be actually, arguably, the most special, the most poignant, the most moving New Year’s Eve.'

'In 2021, we’re going to show people what it looks like to recover, to come back,' the mayor added. 

Hello 2021, and goodbye 2020! The year of the COVID-19 pandemic has officially ended with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (pictured with his wife) dropping the ball in an eerily empty Times Square as millions of Americans watched the annual event from home

Hello 2021, and goodbye 2020! The year of the COVID-19 pandemic has officially ended with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (pictured with his wife) dropping the ball in an eerily empty Times Square as millions of Americans watched the annual event from home

De Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray were seen dancing on stage after the mayor set the ball drop in motion

De Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray were seen dancing on stage after the mayor set the ball drop in motion

Times Square is usually at the center of the world's New Year's Eve celebrations, with tens of thousands of people packing in to the commercial hub every December 31st to watch the ball drop at midnight

Times Square is usually at the center of the world's New Year's Eve celebrations, with tens of thousands of people packing in to the commercial hub every December 31st to watch the ball drop at midnight

But, this year, the time-honored tradition was modified amid the ongoing pandemic, with members of the public prohibited from gathering in the area for the first time since the ball-drop began back in 1907

But, this year, the time-honored tradition was modified amid the ongoing pandemic, with members of the public prohibited from gathering in the area for the first time since the ball-drop began back in 1907

However, a few dozen people did gather near Times Square Thursday night on 50th Street

However, a few dozen people did gather near Times Square Thursday night on 50th Street 

A few dozen people did gather near Times Square Thursday night wearing colorful hats and 2021 glasses

A few dozen people did gather near Times Square Thursday night wearing colorful hats and 2021 glasses

Many appeared to be wearing masks as others took the opportunity to pose for photos

Many appeared to be wearing masks as others took the opportunity to pose for photos

A man is seen wearing 2021 glasses ahead of the ball drop in New York City's Times Square

A man is seen wearing 2021 glasses ahead of the ball drop in New York City's Times Square 

People gather in Midtown Manhattan to pose for photos ahead of the New Year's Eve celebrations

People gather in Midtown

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