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We strongly urge voters to choose Eric Adams as their next mayor on Nov. 2, with early voting slated for Oct.
23-31. Photo by Gabriele Holtermann
When Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
officially announced his candidacy for mayor
on Nov. 19, 2020, New York City was reeling from
the double calamity of the COVID-19 pandemic
and a growing number of related fiscal crises.
Now, nearly a year later, the Democrat is poised to become
New York City’s 110th mayor — the overwhelming favorite to
win election in this heavily Democratic city. Although Adams’
main challenger, Republican Curtis Sliwa, is to be commended
for his work with the Guardian Angels, Sliwa lacks
the experience necessary for this role at this most critical
moment in our history.
Schneps Media wholeheartedly endorses Adams as the
right person at the right time to lead the city to a robust recovery.
Our endorsement follows Adams’ Democratic primary
win in June on a moderate pro-public safety, pro-business
platform over several far left progressives.
Adams’ experience in the NYPD uniquely positions him
to strengthen relations with the police force and help this
city get back on track to truly becoming the safest big city in
America. Adams comes from a life in service to the public.
Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens in a working class
household, where his mother earned a living as a domestic
worker, Adams received degrees from the New York City
College of Technology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
and Marist College.
Adams was a member of the New York City Police Department
for 22 years, retiring at the rank of captain. After four
terms in the New York State Senate representing Central
Brooklyn, Adams was elected as the 18th borough president
of Brooklyn, and is the first African American man to hold
As borough president, he has exercised wisdom on a
number of zoning issues balancing the needs of the borough
with the desires of the local community. Just as importantly,
Adams proved a capable crisis manager when he put a mattress
on the floor at Borough Hall and worked night and
day during the height of the pandemic to ensure emergency
medical responders had the equipment necessary to do their
jobs; the city’s Medical Examiner’s Office kept later hours;
and refrigerated trucks were put in Sunset Park to ease up
the logjam of dead at hospitals and in funeral homes.
Adams’ rise to the brink of the mayorship of America’s
biggest city is an inspiration, and not an accident. He has
worked his way to this moment, and has the experience and
tools necessary to govern this challenging city at this most
He is the right person at the right time to lead New York
City into a new era of prosperity.
We strongly urge voters to choose Eric Adams as their
next mayor on Nov. 2, with early voting slated for Oct. 23-31.
Finally! The section of Queens Boulevard from
Union Turnpike to Yellowstone Boulevard is
being remodeled by the NYC DOT.
I was part of a local group tasked with giving
our opinion as to what should be done. Sadly,
the same problems that affect the bike lanes on the
other part of Queens Boulevard transformed to accommodate
bicyclists will happen to this stretch of
the thoroughfare. I don’t see any mitigation of the
same problems about to occur on this stretch.
Recently, I was in Elmhurst and observed how the
bike lanes are used there. Motorcyclists use them,
as well as delivery persons on scooters and motorized
bikes. Buses and cars move onto them when
there are double parked cars on the one available
lane of traffic available. If a car is moving slowly, on
the local lane, a driver will go around that car and
enter that bike lane to the detriment of any bicyclist
traveling on it. I have seen it happen many times.
The main reason for all these trespassers is a
lack of enforcement when it comes to double-parkers
on Queens Boulevard, as well as no enforcement
when a non-bicycle utilizes these bike lanes. The
stretch from Yellowstone Boulevard to Union Turnpike
will carry the same risks to bicyclists as the
other stretches of Queens Boulevard outfitted with
these bike lanes. I also remember being part of the
group concerning that earlier segment, from Elliot
Avenue to Yellowstone Boulevard.
There were people double-parking on that stretch
as well, with little to no traffic enforcement. All you
have to do is ride those portions of Queens Boulevard
to see what happens and how vehicles encroach
on those bike lanes.
If only one lane exists, for local traffic, where
are those cars and buses supposed to go if there is
a double-parker blocking that lane: jump over it?
It doesn’t seem as though NYC DOT has traffic enforcement
as a priority.
Until that is a priority, bicyclists using these
“dedicated” bike lanes will take their lives in their
hands using it.