Eric Adams was sworn in as the next mayor of New York City in Times Square just after the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.
The 110th mayor of New York, a Democrat, took his oath of office holding up a framed photograph of his mother, Dorothy and resting his hand on a family Bible.
“I, Eric Adams, do solemnly swear, that I will support the Constitution of the United States, the constitution of the state of New York, and the charter of the city of New York, and I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of the mayor of the city of New York, to the best of my abilities, so help me God,” he repeated after Associate Justice Sylvia Hinds-Radix.
Join us live in Times Square as Eric Adams is sworn in as the 110th Mayor of the City of New York! https://t.co/tog8WX1k3C
— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) January 1, 2022
As confetti continued to drift across Times Square, Adams recited his oath of office. He used his family’s bible to take the oath of office as he is sworn in as the 110th mayor of New York City, becoming the second Black man in the city’s history, after the late David Dinkins to hold the position.
Adams, 61, said on Twitter that his administration is “fully prepared to hit the ground running.”
Happy New Year, New York! I'm so excited about the future of the greatest City in the world, and humbled to be your Mayor.
Tonight, let's (safely!) celebrate. Tomorrow the work begins! pic.twitter.com/OdAYQzxn4W
— Eric Adams (@ericadamsfornyc) January 1, 2022
The retired New York Police Department captain, who embraced a public safety message during his campaign, defeated Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa in the November election.