NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Eric Adams was sworn in as the 110th mayor of New York City just after the ball dropped at midnight on Saturday.
Adams held a picture of his mother and used his family’s bible to take the oath of office with other family members by his side in Times Square.READ MORE: NYC Mourning NYPD Officers Wilbert Mora, Jason Rivera After Deadly Ambush In Harlem
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As CBS2’s Kevin Rincon reported, Adams takes over a city that is dealing with an ongoing pandemic.
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“This pandemic has not only impacted us physically, but emotionally, and I’m going to really encourage people in this city to just find that inner peace, no matter what we’re going through. We have been through tragedies before. This is a resilient city and a resilient country and I want to bring that energy,” Adams said after taking the oath.READ MORE: 5 Hurt, Dozens Displaced After Passaic Fire
Bill de Blasio, in his final act as mayor, helped drop the ball and danced on stage with his wife Chirlane McCray. But de Blasio wasn’t the only one celebrating.
Adams was up well into the morning with friends and family.
“If you can hang out with the boys, you gotta get up with the men. I’ll be up early in the morning working for the City of New York,” Adams said.
Mayor Eric Adams walking into City Hall for the first time after a long night out,“no one in this city is going to out work me.” pic.twitter.com/dFaxrGyHl7
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True to his word, the mayor took the subway from Brooklyn to City Hall before his first cabinet meeting.Bald Eagle Spotted At Central Park Reservoir
CBS2’s Kevin Rincon contributed to this report.