Just after the ball dropped on Saturday, former NYPD officer, state senator and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was sworn in as the 110th mayor of New York City.
Adams takes over from Bill de Blasio, who leaves amid a spike in crime and a 10-year high in murders across the five boroughs at the end of his second terms and whom Andy Cohen on CNN sent off by saying ‘sayonara sucker!’
De Blasio’s approval rating was as low as 25 percent in September, according to one poll.
The former cop is the second black mayor in the city’s history after David Dinkins.
Adams defeated Republican Curtis Sliwa by a 40-point margin in November, improving on de Blasio’s second term performance but coming up short of his rout in 2013.
Just after the ball dropped on Saturday, former NYPD officer, state senator and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was sworn in as the 110th mayor of New York City
‘Even in the midst of COVID, in the midst of everything that we’re going through, this is a country where hope and opportunities is always, ever present,’ Adams said earlier during the festivities.
‘It’s just great when New York shows the entire country of how we come back,’ he added. ‘We showed the entire globe what we’re made of. We’re unbelievable. This is an unbelievable city and, trust me, we’re ready for a major comeback because this is New York.’
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