To show gratitude for the huge help of the Jewish communities to his win, incoming New York City mayor Eric Adams is set to break two longstanding traditions in his forthcoming inauguration.
According to reports, instead of at the city hall, his inauguration ceremony will be held in Brooklyn at night.
Adams decided to do it at night because January 1st is on Shabbos, and he wants to enable frum Jews to participate in the ceremony.
Also, Adams is moving the location to the Kings Theatre in Flatbush, rather than the conventional Manhattan setting.
The Democratic mayor in a statement explained he did this because that holding the ceremony in a thriving, diverse community is deeply symbolic.
“It is symbolically impactful for me to be inaugurated as New York City’s 110th mayor from the heart of Flatbush, on behalf of this working-class communities and communities like it across the five boroughs who have elected one of their own to lead our recovery,” Adams said.
Aside from Adams, two other Brooklyn natives will be inaugurated at the event — Brad Lander, the incoming Comptroller, and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.