On Monday, New York City Mayor Eric Adas slammed a report that raised ethical questions about his frequent club and restaurant outings — but rejected the notion that he should produce receipts or other information to quell concern about the matter.
At a press conference, Adams shrugged off the report from the New York Times suggesting he may be flouting city ethics law by frequently dining at Osteria La Baia, an Italian eatery in Midtown run by two of his scandal-scarred friends, twin brothers Zhan and Robert Petrosyants.
“What’s going on with the New York Times? Breaking news: Eric enjoys dining out — come on! Adams said.
“That was a silly story. “You all know it was a silly, silly story,” Adams added.
At the same conference, Adams also insisted he personally pays “every bill” he racks up for food and drinks.
“What mayor have you ever asked to give receipts for his private dinners? “You can’t have a room for Eric and a room for everyone else,” he said.
“I owe no one a receipt for a private dinner I had with people in the city,” he added.