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‘We Will Not Be Controlled by Crisis,’ New York Mayor Says

In his first speech as mayor, Eric Adams expressed optimism about the city’s pandemic recovery and encouraged vaccinations as a way back to public life.

We have lived through two years of continuous crises, and that insults our very nature as New Yorkers. The crises tells us that it is in charge, that it is in control, the crises wants to tell us we can be happy, when we can be sad, when we can work, and how we can enjoy our city. The crises wants to tell us how to live. But there’s one thing everyone knows about New Yorkers. We don’t like anyone telling us what to do. Yet unemployment remains high, crime is high, Covid cases are high again. So how do we get our city back? My fellow New Yorkers, the answer is simple. We will get our city back by making a commitment to each other right here, right now, beginning today. This would be our New Year’s resolution. We will not be controlled by crisis. Instead, we’ll make the city better every day through actions big and small. Getting vaccinated is not letting the crisis control you. Enjoying a Broadway show, sending your kids to school, going back to the office. These are declarations of confidence that our city is our own. Of course, government must do its job to allow New Yorkers to make these choices safely.

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‘We Will Not Be Controlled by Crisis,’ New York Mayor Says

By The Associated Press January 1, 2022

In his first speech as mayor, Eric Adams expressed optimism about the city’s pandemic recovery and encouraged vaccinations as a way back to public life.

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