New York City mayor Eric Adams admitted that he gets valuable advice on how to govern America’s largest city from the two former Big Apple mayors.
Adams said he is not afraid to seek words of wisdom from former mayors Bill de Blasio and Michael Bloomberg.
“My relationship with [them] should send a signal to leaders throughout the country that even when we have differences of opinion, we can learn from those who have gone before us,” Adams said.
He revealed that before he assume office on January 1, he repeatedly sought advice directly from Bloomberg and de Blasio on how to handle the rising cases of COVID-19 in NYC.
It was learned that Adams’ 750-person transition team is also relying on a half dozen former aides of both ex-mayors to help get him prepared for running the Big Apple.
Sources said while Adams plans to continue reaching out to de Blasio and Bloomberg, don’t expect him picking up the phone to call Republican Rudy Giuliani, the only other ex-mayor still alive.
It can be recalled that both Adams and Giuliani regularly clashed in the 1990s when Giuliani was mayor and Adams, then a cop led an advocacy group that spoke out against police misconduct called 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care.