Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams joins Seth Barron to discuss the coronavirus outbreak, as well as New York City’s looming fiscal crisis, how to address homelessness, the future of the Rikers Island jail, social-distancing enforcement, and more.

With more than 45,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19, Brooklyn is one of the hardest-hit sections of the hardest-hit city in the United States. As president of the borough, Adams has responded to the pandemic with initiatives such as distributing personal protective equipment to NYCHA residents and calling for oversight on the handling of coronavirus victims’ bodies. Once the acute phase of the crisis passes, Brooklyn, like the rest of New York, will face a long road to recovery.

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  1. colleenb Member
    colleenbJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Excellent interview. Mr. Adams sounds sane to me and more in the Guliana/Bloomberg mode. If this is indeed the case, I wish him well in his mayoral campaign.

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    • May 6, 2020, at 12:15 PM PDT
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