Eric Adams started his term as mayor of New York City with a special swearing in ceremony in Times Square following the annual ball drop just after midnight on January 1. Mayor Adams, a former New York City Police Department officer, spent his first days riding public transportation, meeting with constituents and taking a ride on a Citi Bike to his office at city hall.
Mayor Adams replaced Bill de Blasio, who led the city over the past eight years and reaching his term limit. Former Mayor de Blasio ended his term with controversial mandates, an uptick in crime and low popularity among residents.
“A better city is not just about doing something new. It’s about doing something right. It’s not about showmanship. It’s about showing up. The theme of my first 100 days is GSD: Get Stuff Done. Let’s go!” Mayor Adams said on his first day in office.
in the weeks leading up to Mayor Adams taking office, he made announcements about his cabinet and key city leadership roles. Mayor Adams most historic appointment was Keechant Sewell, the first female and African American NYPD Commissioner.
Mayor Adams teamed up with Sewell to host a gun violence meeting in Harlem on his first few days in office.
Among Mayor Adams campaign promises are a safer city, friendly to businesses and to defeat COVID-19 and overcome the pandemic.