De Blasio and Cuomo Feuded. How Will Adams Fare?

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It’s Thursday.

Weather: Mostly sunny and humid with an opportunity of remoted showers. Highs close to 90 however it would appear a lot hotter — a warmth advisory warning is in place till tomorrow night.

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

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As Bill de Blasio appeared positioned to turn out to be mayor of New York City in 2013, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo painted a vivid picture of what Mr. de Blasio’s management would seem like.

The complimentary tone could be fleeting.

In an effort to enhance the connection between the 2 workplaces, Eric Adams, the doubtless subsequent mayor, made a public look with Mr. Cuomo on Wednesday, their first since Mr. Adams secured the Democratic nomination final week.

The two emphasised areas of frequent floor, notably round public security. The main query: Will the unity final?

[Read more about their joint appearance from my colleague Katie Glueck.]

Here’s what to know:

The shared messaging

At a Brooklyn church, Mr. Cuomo and Mr. Adams provided comparable proclamations in regards to the want for stronger public security and higher high quality of life — speaking in strikingly grim, typically hyperbolic phrases as they mentioned metropolis life.

The two additionally claimed the mantle of progressivism as they took obvious swipes at some on the left.

The new relationship

Mr. Adams and Mr. Cuomo are usually not thought to have deep private bonds. But the 2 briefly overlapped whereas Mr. Adams was a state senator, which can ease the early phases of their relationship.

Mr. Adams has mentioned he helps an unbiased investigation into harassment allegations towards the governor and believes in due course of, however has additionally mentioned “swift action must be taken” towards highly effective males who prey on girls. He was one of many few Democratic mayoral candidates who didn’t name on Mr. Cuomo to right away resign within the wake of the allegations.

With Mr. Cuomo’s heavy reliance on assist from Black voters, a robust relationship with Mr. Adams, who’s poised to turn out to be the second Black mayor within the metropolis’s historical past, could also be in his personal political pursuits as he heads into an election yr amid a collection of controversies.

The previous friction

Mr. Cuomo greeted Mr. de Blasio warmly when he was the Democratic nominee in 2013. But their relationship devolved into an unsightly political feud, and through the years they sparred over every thing from pandemic plans and public housing to colleges, snowstorms and the subway system.

With Albany’s degree of management over prime municipal points, the clashes have been frequent. Michael R. Bloomberg, too, had a bitter relationship with Mr. Cuomo, as the 2 frequently battled for credit score on successes.

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And lastly: Have you herd? Goats are again at Riverside Park

The Times’s Precious Fondren writes:

It was about 15 minutes into the second-ever “Running of the Goats” ceremony on Wednesday when the massive crowd of spectators gathered at 120th Street and Riverside Drive started chanting: “Free the goats! Free the goats!”

Twenty-four goats have been awaiting their launch into the not-so-wild to start their weed-grazing journey by means of Riverside Park. The crowd erupted in cheers as soon as the goats have been let loose of a trailer and started operating down a staircase right into a fenced enclosure.

“I don’t think I’ve seen anything more random than this,” mentioned Meera Sitaram, 30, of the Upper West Side.

After taking a hiatus final yr due to the pandemic, the Riverside Park Conservancy introduced the herd of goats again to the town this yr in an effort to scale back the quantity of invasive crops in sure areas of the park.

The plenty gathered for the eccentric occasion listened to stay musical performances, heard from native politicians and obtained free goat-embroidered fanny packs.

Five of the goats — Buckles, Chalupa, Mallemar, Ms. Bo Peep and the fan favourite Skittles — will keep within the park till the top of August. New Yorkers will be capable of vote for his or her favourite on-line, in an election that, in a nod to the latest main, will use ranked-choice voting.

Carol Berkin, 78, went to the primary Running of the Goats, again in 2019, and famous how extravagant this yr’s occasion was as compared.

“Last time there wasn’t an eighth of this,” Ms. Berkin mentioned. “Now they had a band and they sold shirts and the fanny pack. It’s a nice thing, and New Yorkers are just great about nice things.”

It’s Thursday — benefit from the present.

Metropolitan Diary: Rewarding

Dear Diary:

I used to be house from school on a break and had come into Manhattan to go to my brother.

I ended at a pay cellphone to name and inform him that I used to be operating late. I pulled a scrap of paper along with his quantity on it from my pockets.

When I obtained to his place, he greeted me with “So, you lost your wallet.”

He mentioned he had gotten a name from a girl who had discovered the pockets in a cellphone sales space and referred to as the quantity she present in it.

“She’s waiting for you with your wallet in a bar,” he mentioned. “Here’s the address.”

I hurried throughout city to the bar, the place a middle-age lady having drinks with some buddies caught my eye.

I walked over, she handed me the pockets and I thanked her profusely.

“May I buy you a drink?” I requested, feeling that some gesture of gratitude was acceptable.

“Oh, that’s very sweet, dear,” she mentioned. “But you don’t have enough money.”

— Michael Hauptman

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

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