Tag Archives: Eric Adams

NYC Drops COVID Alert System Amid “High” Case Level

The New York Times reports: New York City suddenly removed its color-coded coronavirus alert system this week just as newer Omicron subvariants are fueling another rise in cases and hospitalizations. Mayor Eric Adams and health officials quietly took down the city’s high profile alert system that warned New Yorkers when they were at a greater risk of catching the virus …

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Giuliani To “Scumbag” NYC Mayor: “Go Fuck Yourself”

The New York Post reports: Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday that Rudy Giuliani should be investigated for filing a false police report over an alleged assault at a Staten Island supermarket — prompting the former mayor to tell Adams to “go f–k himself.” The mayoral smackdown began when Adams chided Giuliani for his “creativity and sensationalism” in claiming he could …

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NYC Mayor: Rudy Giuliani “Falsely Reported A Crime”

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor Adams suggested Tuesday that former Mayor Rudy Giuliani falsely reported a crime — and that the Staten Island prosecutor probing assault charges against the man Giuliani accused should instead turn his attention to the former mayor. “I think the district attorney should — he has the wrong person,” Adams said at an unrelated …

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NYC Mayor To Stoners: “Enjoy Yourself, Light Up”

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor Adams promised Friday to not take a “heavy-handed” approach toward those who sell marijuana illicitly in the city and gave New Yorkers his blessing to smoke more pot. While New York legalized recreational weed use last year, the licensing system that’s supposed to regulate cannabis sales isn’t expected to kick off until late …

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NYC Mayor Eric Adams Names “Gun Violence Czar”

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor Adams named a veteran violence interrupter as his “gun violence czar” Thursday as the city braces for the summer months when shooting rates historically tend to surge. Andre Mitchell — founder of Man Up!, a Brooklyn-based anti-violence group that has attracted scrutiny from city authorities in the past — will serve in the …

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Adams Wanted Subway Shooter To Surrender To Him

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor Adams came under unfriendly fire Wednesday for his role in a bizarre day of negotiations with a subway murder suspect, with critics suggesting the ex-cop needed to let the NYPD handle things. Brooklyn Bishop Lamor Whitehead, a controversial figure with a pair of criminal convictions, said he brokered discussions about the suspect turning …

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NYC Will Bid To Host 2024 Democratic Convention

Yahoo News reports: Eight years after New York City’s failed attempt to host the Democratic National Convention, Mayor Eric Adams is giving it another shot. The Democratic mayor is entering a national contest with his counterparts from Chicago, Atlanta and other cities to host the presidential nominating convention in 2024. The mayor’s team is finalizing its application ahead of a …

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REPORT: Eric Adams Mulling 2024 White House Bid

The New York Post reports: Mayor Adams may be eyeing a White House run if President Biden doesn’t seek a second term, confidantes and City Hall insiders told The Post. “Eric has told me repeatedly that he thinks that he has a platform to run for national office, for president in 2024. He has said that repeatedly. He thinks New …

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Adams Rejects Guidance On Masks Despite High Alert

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor Adams is not reinstating the city’s indoor face mask mandate despite a recommendation from the city Health Department to do so in light of a recent uptick in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations. Guidance from the Health Department recommends that the government moves to “require face masks in all public indoor settings” when the …

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NYC To Distribute 16M Tests Amid Latest COVID Surge

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor Adams announced Monday that the city is significantly expanding the number of COVID tests and masks it distributes to schools, libraries and houses of worship in a push to stem the growing number of coronavirus cases and to head off a future wave of the virus. Over the next month, the city plans …

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Adams: Ghosts Are “Moving Stuff” In Gracie Mansion

The New York Daily News reports: There are ghosts in the house, or so says the latest resident of Gracie Mansion. Mayor Adams said he thinks the stately home on Manhattan’s Upper East Side isn’t “cool enough” for the city’s dapper first man about town — and is haunted to boot. “I don’t care what anyone says, there are ghosts …

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NYC To Crack Down On Fast Delivery Grocery Apps

The New York Post reports: Mayor Eric Adams is moving to crack down on the proliferation of warehouse-like spaces that grocery delivery apps have created inside former Big Apple storefronts – ordering them to allow customers to shop there or move to the outskirts of the city, The Post has learned. Critics including City Council members Gale Brewer and Christopher …

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NYC Raises COVID Alert Level Amid Spike In New Cases

The New York Daily News reports: New York City Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan declared Monday morning that the city has elevated its COVID threat level to a “medium risk alert” due to a recent increase in cases. It’s the first time Mayor Adams’ administration has upgraded the COVID threat level since he took control of City Hall on Jan. 1. …

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NYC To Launch Crackdown On Subway Fare Evasion

Gothamist reports: This is what the MTA is currently facing: Weekday subway ridership stagnating at around 3 million people a day, a little more than half of what is was before the pandemic; the most felony assaults in the subway system between January to March since the NYPD began keeping records in 1997; and a $2 billion operating deficit when …

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NYC Mayor Plans Metal Detectors For Subway System

Gothamist reports: Mayor Eric Adams on Monday said he is considering three types of metal detectors to be used in the subway system in the wake of last week’s mass shooting on board a Manhattan-bound N train in Sunset Park. In his first in-person news conference since exiting COVID isolation, Adams offered few details on the added cost to the …

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Adams Calls For Crackdown On Violent Speech Online

The Hill reports: New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) on Sunday said that social media companies “must step up” to identify users that talk about violence online, adding that there is “a corporate responsibility when we are watching hate brew online.” During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Adams, alongside NYPD Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell, discussed accused Brooklyn subway …

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NYC Mayor Eric Adams Tests COVID+, Mild Symptoms

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor Adams on Sunday went into isolation and canceled public events for the week after testing positive for COVID and showing a light symptom of the dreaded virus, his office announced. “This morning, Mayor Adams woke up with a raspy voice and, out of an abundance of caution, took a PCR test that has …

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NYC Fires Anti-Masker After She Ambushes Mayor

The New York Daily News reports: Daniela Jampel has worked for the Law Department since 2016, according to city payroll records and her LinkedIn profile. She has also become a prominent figure in parent-led protests since 2020 to expand access to in-person schooling and relax mask rules for kids. On Monday morning, Jampel got access to Adams press conference by …

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NYC Launches Pro-LGBTQ Billboard Campaign In Florida

NBC New York reports: New York City, where the Stonewall Inn riots ignited what many consider to be the birth of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement, has long voiced its support for that community. Now it wants its message heard in one place, especially: Florida. Starting Monday, Mayor Eric Adams is wallpapering the Sunshine State with digital billboards espousing New …

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NYC Unions May Sue Over Pro Sports Vax Exemption

Politico reports: A still-unvaccinated Kyrie Irving played his first home game in Brooklyn last night after New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ decision to reverse the city’s vaccine mandate specifically for athletes and performers while leaving it in place for everyone else. While Nets fans at the Barclays Center greeted Irving with a big ovation, elsewhere in the city, the …

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