NEW YORK - Conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos will not appear at New York University Wednesday as planned.

The university has pushed off a visit by the former Breitbart editor visit at the request of Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The mayor cited public safety concerns by the NYPD due to the Village Halloween Parade.

Yiannopoulos was invited by a professor in NYU's Liberal Studies department to speak to his class.

He is a self-proclaimed Internet troll whose comments have been criticized as racist, misogynist, anti-Muslim and white supremacist.