Do People Feel the Claim Against Mayor Adams Affects How He Does the Job?

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Mayor Eric Adams has been accused of exposing himself to a woman and asking for sexual favors in exchange for career advice. It’s a charge the mayor has denied in the past, but his accuser filed papers in court Monday, alleging the incident happened in 1993, when the mayor was a transit cop. WOR street reporter Natalie Migliore decided to find out on 710 WOR’s Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning program if the claim affects how people approve of the mayor. Most New Yorkers were indifferent to the mayor’s plight, muttering a hurried “no comment” as they rushed by, but a few stopped just long enough to tell Migliore how they viewed the accusations.

One commuter grew philosophical, telling Migliore the mayor is no different than other people: “Everybody’s got skeletons in their closet, you know. I’ve got skeletons, you know. I’m sure you have some. But when you’re in public office, everything comes out.”

Another person said the mayor should focus more on the job he has to do now rather than the claims of what he did 30 years ago: “It shouldn’t be a distraction. It better not be a distraction. He needs to just do what he has to do to improve the city. He needs to do a better job. You the mayor, make sure New York City is better, that’s it.”

And, one pedestrian says there are bigger crimes to worry about than what Mayor Adams is accused of doing: “I’m 50-50 on everything that he does, because, I mean, I’ve seen other mayors come to the city and [do] a fabulous job, but New York City’s just crazy right now. I don’t know if it’s because he’s in office or whoever’s in office. I mean, New York City’s gonna be New York City regardless, but right now the crime rate is just crazy.”

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