New York City’s newly elected mayor Eric Adams (D) is sworn in as the city’s mayor at New Year’s celebrations in Times Square, It reported the New York Times.
Adams in a statement Wednesday shared his enthusiasm for being sworn in as the city’s 110th mayor during the event, where the musical acts KT Tunstall, Chlöe and Journey perform.
A city clerk will swear at Adams by using the elected mayor’s family Bible, and he will take office on Saturday in the middle of Times Square, according to The Times.
“Times Square has long been synonymous with the new year – a place of excitement, renewal and hope for the future,” Adams said in a statement. “These are the same themes that animated my campaign and will inform my mayoralty as I prepare to lead the city out of this challenging period.”
This comes as some epidemiologists have claimed that the current mayor of New York Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioDe Blasio announces NYC schools will open as scheduled after Holiday De Blasio to decide ‘very soon’ if possible governor bid New York City vaccine mandate for private business workers takes effect MORE (D) should cancel the annual event due to the proliferation of the omicron variant in the city, the Times noted.
De Blasio instead limited the audience’s attendance at the event from the usual 58,000 to 15,000, and officials are also demanding proof of vaccinations and implementing a mask mandate.
Adams recently canceled an indoor inauguration ceremony scheduled for Saturday at Brooklyn’s restored Kings Theater due to COVID-19 concerns, the Times noted.