Eric Adams in the Limelight

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Weather: Scattered showers with peeks of solar, with afternoon storms that would flip extreme and trigger flooding. High in the mid-80s.

Alternate-side parking: In impact till July 19 (Eid al-Adha).

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The remaining outcomes of the main election are anticipated to be licensed in the coming days. But Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, turned the Democratic Party’s nominee for mayor final week when tabulations of ranked-choice votes confirmed he was in the lead, and his two high rivals conceded.

Now, given New York City’s overwhelmingly Democratic voters, Mr. Adams is poised to turn into the subsequent mayor. And with the marketing campaign largely over, he has stepped additional into the limelight, describing in a sequence of interviews in current days what his coverage priorities are and the way he intends to manipulate.

On Sunday morning, Mr. Adams appeared on two nationwide speak exhibits and mentioned a number of hot-button points, together with weapons, authorized protections for cops, the financial system and the pandemic. And he hammered dwelling a message for Democrats round nation: His victory amounted to a repudiation of the most left-leaning factions of the get together.

In an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” Mr. Adams mentioned that Democrats, reacting to the Trump administration, shifted their focus away from the “on-the-ground real issues that are facing everyday New Yorkers and Americans.”

“We can’t be so idealistic that we’re not realistic,” he mentioned. “Cities are hurting all across America, and New York personifies that pain.”

[Mr. Adams’s stances on policing, transportation and education suggest a shift from Mayor Bill de Blasio.]

Guns, police and public security

On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Mr. Adams talked about focusing an anti-gun unit on gangs and dealing with the federal authorities to stem the stream of weapons into New York. He mentioned the metropolis would speak to judges about tips on how to preserve people who find themselves concerned in gun violence behind bars.

He mentioned nationwide Democrats’ focus in current years on curbing the prevalence of assault weapons, reasonably than handguns, was misplaced and “almost insulting.”

Mr. Adams mentioned he didn’t assume cops needs to be allowed to be sued in the event that they have been doing the job as they have been “trained to do.” And on the pandemic, he mentioned he agreed with officers’ push in Los Angeles County to suggest folks proceed to put on masks indoors.

On “This Week,” Mr. Adams mentioned he would minimize forms that makes it exhausting to open new companies. And he mentioned he would enhance public security in subways and parks, criticizing the current scenes in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village.

“We must have parks, not like Washington Square, where people are injecting themselves with drugs while babies are trying to play,” he mentioned.

His different insurance policies

The interviews showcased solely a snapshot of Mr. Adams’s insurance policies, a lot of that are nonetheless theoretical and would face political or logistical hurdles.

Last week, he mentioned fast-tracking the metropolis’s congestion-pricing plan, which might cost charges to motorists coming into Midtown Manhattan and make investments that cash in the growing older subway system.

Mr. Adams has promised to construct 150 new miles of bus lanes and busways, and 300 new miles of protected bike lanes in his first time period. He has additionally proposed a tax credit score of about $three,000 for poor households, amongst different insurance policies.

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What we’re studying

The head of the state’s largest transit union mentioned he’s trying to again another person in opposition to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in the 2022 governor’s race. [N.Y. Post]

Firefighters battling a blaze on the second story of a Bronx dwelling discovered a 71-year-old man who had been fatally stabbed in the neck, police mentioned. [Daily News]

A spike in demand for brand new bicycles and bike repairs throughout the pandemic is nonetheless inflicting a crunch at bike retailers. [amNY]

And lastly: A Shakespeare comedy set in Harlem

The Times’s Alexis Soloski writes:

At the first rehearsal for “Merry Wives,” the playwright Jocelyn Bioh advised a narrative. In the first months of her undergraduate performing program, she mentioned, a professor had scrutinized her look, listened to her accent and determined that Shakespeare was not for her. “I was told that none of my Blackness, none of my Africanness, none of my New Yorkness was allowed to be a part of Shakespeare in any way,” mentioned Bioh, a baby of Ghanaian immigrants.

But for this summer season’s Shakespeare in the Park, which started performances final week, Bioh (“School Girls,” “Nollywood Dreams”) and the director Saheem Ali have rolled out a brand new adaptation of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” that repopulates Shakespeare’s folks comedy with the African immigrants who name Harlem dwelling. “To be able to put all of myself into something that I was told none of myself could be in feels pretty incredible,” she mentioned, tearing up on the 105-person video name.

A knockabout comedy, this “Merry Wives” can be one thing extra. Like the hit model of “Much Ado About Nothing” that the Delacorte offered in 2019, it options an all-Black solid. But this time the solid represents immigrant communities not typically seen onstage. Bioh and Ali hope that it’s going to function a mannequin of what theater may turn into. “We want it to be antiracist,” Ali mentioned. “We want it to have opportunities for people of color that didn’t exist before.”

Besides, who higher to usher in scorching vax summer season than its thirsty hero, Falstaff?

It’s Monday — get the present on the highway.

Metropolitan Diary: No fare

Dear Diary:

After a fast go to to the Guggenheim, my good friend John, who was visiting from out of city, and I had simply sufficient time to get a cab to his Midtown lodge in order that he might seize his baggage and catch a shuttle to Kennedy Airport.

It was a phenomenal spring Saturday. The streets have been bustling, and the cabs racing down Fifth Avenue previous the museum have been all occupied. One lastly stopped for us, however as I reached for the door deal with, a person and lady who have been collectively reached for it too.

I hated to be impolite, however I almost shoved John into the cab.

“Sorry,” I mentioned. “He has a plane to catch.”

When we acquired to the lodge, we dashed by the foyer and pressed the elevator button. One arrived, and we stepped in together with another folks. When the doorways closed, we discovered ourselves head to head with the couple we had taken the cab from.

“I thought you had to catch a plane,” the lady mentioned.

— John Averill

Illustrated by Agnes Lee. Read extra Metropolitan Diary right here.

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