New York City in Dec. 2021 is not looking a lot like Christmas, it’s resembling more of a wild west town.
Manhattan, despite the tree lighting in Rockefeller Center, is taking on a “Dark Knight” feel as major financial firms are telling employees to “dress down” and do not wear any corporate logos in order to be safe while commuting to the office.
You have daily felonies being committed on the streets and subway, from stabbings and assaults to shootings during rush hour commuting times.
We no longer have “Go directly to jail, do not collect $200”. Now everyone has a “Get out of jail free” card.
Well we have Mayor Bill de Blasio and to some extent Police Commissioner Dermot Shea to thank for this dystopian landscape.
The one saving grace is that both will be out of office in a few weeks. But what does that mean for the future under Mayor-elect Eric Adams?
Adams is reportedly eyeing to appoint a black woman as the next police commissioner and is said to be making an announcement next week.
The national search is reportedly down to three candidates including former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best and NYPD Chief of Patrol Juanita Holmes.
Well, what does that mean for New Yorkers that the incoming mayor is only looking at a small subset of candidates for police commissioner? It’s more politics and perhaps less safety for all of us.
After the last eight years, it would be nice if Adams began putting the lives of New Yorkers ahead of any progressive agenda items. De Blasio was unable to do that, I was hoping Adams could buck the trend.