What to Know
- Eric Adams handily beat Curtis Sliwa to change into the one hundred and tenth mayor of New York City; he’ll take workplace on Jan. 1 and would be the second Black particular person to ever maintain the place
- Adams, the Brooklyn borough president who spent 22 years within the NYPD earlier than going into politics, is 61 and describes himself as a sensible progressive
- He inherits the large problem of bringing NYC again from the pandemic, which has killed greater than 34,500 NYers, and should steer a metropolis the place the financial system remains to be ravaged by COVID’s after- and ongoing results
New York City mayor-elect Eric Adams pledged Wednesday to be a sensible and progressive mayor who will “get stuff done” for the nation’s largest metropolis.
“Listen, you can be as philosophical as you want,” Adams mentioned on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” ”I’m not going to be a philosophical mayor. I’m going to be a mayor that’s going to be a GSD mayor. Get stuff done.”
Adams, a 61-year-old Democrat and former police officer who might be New York City’s second Black mayor, defeated Republican Curtis Sliwa on Tuesday. He takes workplace on Jan. 1.
Adams, who narrowly received a June Democratic major over a area that included candidates to his left on points together with tax insurance policies and policing, mentioned his personal agenda is progressive.
“I am practical and I am progressive,” Adams said. “We’ve allowed that term to be hijacked, and I’m not going to allow anyone to tell me that my policies are not progressive to deal with housing, to deal with health care, and important issues that we are facing.”
See Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams’ full speech after being projected to win the race for New York City mayor.
Requested on CNN about “runaway wokeness” in his celebration, Adams responded, “I believe it’s crucial that we now have the dialogue, we debate, we now have conversations pre-election.”
He mentioned, once more, that after the election is over, “it’s a must to get stuff achieved.”
Adams will succeed the term-limited Mayor Invoice de Blasio, a fellow Democrat.
As mayor, Adams inherits the large problem of bringing town again from the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed greater than 34,500 New Yorkers and remains to be infecting a whole bunch daily.
He may even should steer a metropolis the place the financial system remains to be beset by challenges associated to the pandemic. The tourism trade hasn’t come again but. Workplace buildings stay partly empty, with individuals nonetheless working from residence. Faculties try to get youngsters again on observe after a yr of distance studying.
De Blasio tweeted his congratulations to Adams Tuesday night time, saying that he “embodies the greatness of our city. He will be an outstanding mayor.”
The ultimate days of the marketing campaign occurred as de Blasio sparred with unions over a obligatory vaccination order for all metropolis workers. As mayor, Adams must resolve whether or not to proceed, or broaden, vaccine mandates put in place by de Blasio.