Guest Opinion: “Operation Padlock to Protect” — How NYC is Taking Action to Shut Down Illegal Smoke and Cannabis Shops

Guest Opinion: “Operation Padlock to Protect” — How NYC is Taking Action to Shut Down Illegal Smoke and Cannabis Shops

BY NYC MAYOR ERIC ADAMS | When we came to office two years ago, we had a clear vision: protect public safety, rebuild our economy, and make this city more livable for hardworking New Yorkers.  But the increase of unlicensed smoke and cannabis shops across the five boroughs is one of the biggest quality-of-life issues […]

Guest Opinion | Fiscal Year 2025 Executive Budget: Getting Stuff Done for Working-Class New Yorkers

Guest Opinion | Fiscal Year 2025 Executive Budget: Getting Stuff Done for Working-Class New Yorkers

BY NYC MAYOR ERIC ADAMS | For over two years, cities across the country have struggled to respond to the aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In New York City, slowing tax revenue growth combined with low office occupancy rates, and the expiration of temporary federal stimulus dollars have put a strain on our city’s budget. […]

Guest Opinion: Scoring a Goal for Affordable Housing

Guest Opinion: Scoring a Goal for Affordable Housing

BY NYC MAYOR ERIC ADAMS | In November 2022, our administration announced a historic once-in-a-generation transformation of the Willets Points neighborhood in Queens. This neighborhood, which was once called the “Valley of Ashes” and known for its junkyards, is now being transformed into a vibrant neighborhood with 2,500 new all-affordable homes — the largest all-affordable […]

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