Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams on Thursday night blasted the gun violence in Upper Side Eatery.
Speaking while dining at an upscale Manhattan restaurant, Adams said the Wednesday night shooting at a restaurant in the area is just unacceptable.
“Our restaurants are really the bellwether of how well we recover. And I constantly state that the prerequisite of our prosperity is public safety,” Adams said.
Adam’s statement came after Melchior Cooke, 28, was shot by one of two suspects after the crooks snatched a Rolex watch from another diner.
“The boldness of those who want to hurt New Yorkers are looking to prey on innocent people no matter where they are … if we ignore this problem in Brownsville it is going to spill over on Broadway,” Adams added.
Sources said the suspects in the restaurant shooting were still at large Thursday.
The NYPD is also investigating the stickup as part of a string of luxury-watch robberies in the city.