The annual Islamic holy month began Thursday and will run until May 23, and those celebrating in New York City will be presented with 400,000 halal meals, de Blasio announced.
It seems like a kind gesture during a time when New York is the nation's largest COVID-19 hotspot. But it also sharply contrasts with de Blasio's treatment of the city's Jews and Christians amid the coronavirus crisis.
Last month, the mayor threatened to permanently shutter churches and synagogues, just weeks ahead of Easter and Passover.
Now, de Blasio is literally catering to his city's Muslims.
De Blasio made the Ramadan announcement at a media briefing Thursday in which he lamented that Christians and Jews were unable to celebrate their respective holidays this month.