Mayor-elect Eric Adams spent the day after his election on a victory lap showing on varied media shops whereas his supporters showered him in congratulations.
In a speech full of platitudes and slogans at his Brooklyn Marriott victory get together, Adams reminded the crowd of the guarantees he made on the marketing campaign path – that he can be a five-borough mayor, will serve the underserved, and recuperate this metropolis from COVID-19.
“This campaign was for those who have been betrayed by their government,” Adams mentioned. “I washed dishes. I was beaten by police and sat in a precinct holding cell certain that my future was already decided. And now, I will be the person in charge of that precinct, and every other precinct in the city of New York.”
He received extra particular about his plans on NY1 on Wednesday morning. Throughout his interview, he mentioned that he was not happy with the relationship between the metropolis and the state throughout Mayor Invoice de Blasio’s administration. “During the height of COVID, we saw chief executives at each other’s throat. That was not acceptable. It’s not going to happen with me and whoever is in that governor’s chair. I’m going to have a spirit of cooperation,” Adams advised NY1.
On election night time, Governor Kathy Hochul confirmed as much as present her help for the winner, and famous that she’s able to cooperate with him as properly throughout her yr in workplace earlier than the subsequent election for governor in 2022.
Throughout his speech, he notably didn’t communicate an excessive amount of about being the second Black mayor of NYC. He steered away from racial rhetoric and as an alternative targeted on his earlier financial struggles earlier than going to varsity and turning into a state senator.
The mayor-elect did, nonetheless, contact on his particular plans for job creation. When it got here to crime and violence, particularly the many jail inmates, particularly on Rikers island, he mentioned “The best-anti-violence measure is a job. We can’t continue to put dangerous inmates back in the same housing areas where they are attacking innocent officers and those prisoners who’re trying to serve their time.”
Adams believes the metropolis’s wounds are self-inflicted however didn’t blame de Blasio, however U. S. Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) did.
“Tonight the voters have spoken and elected Eric Adams as our next mayor. As the lone Republican in New York City’s congressional delegation, I congratulate Mr. Adams on his victory and pledge to work with him where we can find common ground to reverse the destruction created by Bill de Blasio,” mentioned Maliotakis in a press release.
Throughout his speech, Adams did suggest that metropolis management ignores sure populations. “We have somebody who can be mayor of the city of New York, but not put out his hand and push somebody away,” he mentioned.
The New York Constitution Faculty Middle additionally congratulated Adams on his plans for political unity. “We are thrilled to welcome a mayor who rejects political divisions in favor of unity, collaboration, and the sharing of best practices and to do our part to help create a more equitable, rigorous and dynamic public education system,” the Middle mentioned in a press release.
Robin Hood CEO and former Deputy Mayor Richard Buery Jr. congratulated Adams and introduced up his plan for lowering poverty throughout the metropolis.
“As we build back from the pandemic, I am confident that Mayor-elect Adams will do what it takes to build a new New York, that both addresses the city’s and vulnerable New Yorkers’ immediate needs and provides real solutions to the long-persisting inequities that COVID-19 worsened,” mentioned Buery mentioned.