Cuomo earlier said while there are "extremist groups that just want to propose anarchy", the majority of the people are making a very valid point that discrimination and abuse by police should finally end.
"We worked hard to build up the business, and within a second, someone does this", said the owner of a ransacked Manhattan smoke shop, who identified himself only as Harri.
"We can't let violence undermine the message of this moment", said de Blasio in the statement.
During the violence that gripped communities from coast to coast again on Monday night, police officers were shot, run over and showered with rocks and bottles. "We need to do a full investigation and look at the actions of those officers and see what was done, why it was done, how it could've been done differently".
Demonstrations have erupted coast-to-coast and turned violent at times.
City police commissioner Dermot Shea had expressed doubts earlier on Monday about whether a curfew would be heeded.
"We're going to have a tough few days", the mayor said, adding, "We will find a way through".
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"I am disappointed and outraged at what happened in New York City last night". They do this all the time with people's privacy.
Police did not immediately confirm this, simply saying that "numerous stores were hit" and arrests made "in the hundreds" across the city.
Both Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio condemned the looting, claiming it was being carried out by "a small number of people", and both warned the ongoing "protests" could spread the coronavirus - creating a risk of reversing the hard-won progress that had allowed the city to finally prepare to reopen.
"I think he underestimates the duration of the problem and I don't think they have used enough police to address the situation".
Protesters continued demonstrating peacefully on Monday, New York's fifth day of demonstrations.
According to a report in The Post, sources said Mayor De Blasio's daughter was arrested with the group of protesters for unlawful assembly and blocking traffic at 12th Street and Broadway in Lower Manhattan. She has been released.
Similar protests have flared up around the nation in response to Floyd's death and other killings of black people, particularly by police. Floyd, who was black, died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on Floyd's neck. But officers have also clashed with demonstrators.
One officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the Bronx and was taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said.
Cuomo said that taking over would require him to "displace" de Blasio, an option he said he was not enthusiastic about pursuing.