Eric Adams addresses report, attacks on residence
NEW YORK – Eric Adams wiped away tears on Wednesday, describing the impact of his busy public life on his relationship with his son Jordan.
“He said, ‘Dad, we didn’t have time to spend together, you were always on the move,’” Adams said. “I was not there for his football games, his birthdays.”
Adams said that for years he had tried to protect his family from New York politics. But on Wednesday, Adams opened the doors to his Bed-Stuy home and invited PIX11 News. This came after a Politico report that said questioned his “mysterious place outside the election campaign”.
According to the story, the Brooklyn Borough President has provided conflicting details about where he lives. He spent time in a condo in Fort Lee, New Jersey, which he co-owns with a girlfriend.
But inside the Bed-Stuy house he bought 20 years ago, Adams has been clear with PIX11 News.
“This is my permanent home, this is where I spend the majority of my time,” he said.
Several neighbors told PIX11 News that Adams has been a neighborhood staple for years.
But the other candidates are not convinced.
Maya Wiley, Andrew Yang and Scott Stringer all slammed Adams on Wednesday.
“Where do you live, Eric?” Wiley asked.
Wiley was in lower Manhattan, accepting the endorsement of New York City Public Counsel Jumaane Williams. With early voting starting on Saturday, Wiley told PIX11 News she will be traveling the city, working to build on her recent momentum, including a PIX11, News Nation and Emerson College poll that places her in second place in the race.
“It’s meeting the voters, it’s making sure that they know who I am, what I represent and what I will do as mayor, that is to say to make sure that we are a city where each of them counts, ”she said.
Wiley will host a rally / concert at Irving Plaza on Saturday with New York natives The Strokes headlining.
Meanwhile, Stringer asked Adams to release his EZ Pass receipts to prove his residency. Adams told PIX11 News he would be happy to do so.
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