NYC Mayor Eric Adams Fleeing City Ahead Of Severe Winter Storm

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams speaks during a press conference at Brooklyn Borough Hall July 19, 2021 in New York to announce the Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking & Crime Prevention Act. - The Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking & Crime Prevention Act is a bill that seeks to address the illegal transfer of guns across state lines, by establishing gun trafficking as a federal crime. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)

At a glance

  • “I deserve to walk out of the building without a reporter hiding behind a flowerpot — without someone following me,” Adams said. “I deserve a moment to really de-escalate, and there will be many days that my body and my mind is going to tell me, ‘Eric, you need to get away.’”
  • The New York Post reported that Adams made the first deputy mayor responsible for the city in his absence, who held a press conference “giving a complete diagnosis of what’s happening.”
  • First Deputy Mayor Lorraine Grillo offered a defense of her boss, saying, “Let me just say this to you — he might as well be here because we’ve been speaking constantly throughout the day,” according to the New York Daily News.

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