On his 100th day in office, New York City Mayor Eric Adams today released a list of key accomplishments from Harlem to Hollis.
The list is demonstrating ways in which his administration has worked to ‘Get Stuff Done’ for New Yorkers. Since being sworn in on January 1st, Mayor Adams has focused on delivering results and addressing the most pressing challenges facing New York City.
“When I became mayor, I made a simple promise to New Yorkers to ‘Get Stuff Done,’ and we’ve done just that over the last 100 days,” said Mayor Adams. “Since January, my administration has lived up to our promise to New Yorkers, addressing the issues that matter the most to our city’s residents, from fighting the epidemic of gun violence to giving our kids and youth access to better jobs and educational opportunities. Our work is far from over, but we will continue to push forward an agenda that meets the needs of each and every New Yorker every single day.”
Highlights from Mayor Adams’ first 100 days in office include:
Making New York City Safer and Protecting New Yorkers’ Quality of Life:
- Launched a nine-point Subway Safety Plan that expands response teams and mental health services, adds trained clinicians to connect people with resources, and directs New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers to enforce MTA rules. Uniformed officers are deployed into the transit system daily, conducting station inspections and platform patrols. More than 256,000 subway inspections were conducted between January 6 and April 9.
- Created a Blueprint to End Gun Violence that refocuses the NYPD on the individuals responsible for the majority of shootings in the city and the sources of guns in the five boroughs, empowers violence interrupters, provides jobs and enrichment programming for at-risk youth, expands mental health care, and improves collaboration between the city, state, and federal government.
- Launched the first wave of Neighborhood Safety Teams focused on combating gun violence, which in their first three weeks of operation made 132 arrests and recovered more than 25 guns. Of those arrested, 73 were previously arrested on a serious criminal charge, 20 have some involvement with a gang or crew, and 21 are on parole or probation.
- Implemented a new Citywide Crime and Quality of Life Enforcement Initiative focused on the 17 precincts that account for almost half of the city’s shootings. Under the initiative, Neighborhood Safety Teams will work seamlessly with neighborhood and youth coordination officers, as well as with the field intelligence officers who focus on identifying the locations and individual drivers of violent crime in each command.
- Advanced the Gun Violence Strategies Partnership, which facilitates real-time communication and information sharing across law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies at the city, state, and federal level, focusing on the worst gun offenders in New York City.
- Launched a multi-agency initiative aimed at the revitalization and restoration of the 125th Street corridor, to address concerns voiced by local merchants and commerce organizations regarding deteriorating social conditions.
- Kicked off Saturday Night Lights, a youth development initiative that provides free sports programs for over 3,000 young people every Saturday night at 106 gyms across the city.
- Launched a series of new initiatives with the White House and the U.S. Department of Justice dedicated to tackling the gun violence crisis, including a major commitment of federal resources.
- Signed an executive order increasing coordination between Fire Department and Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspectors to identify safety violations earlier and increase fire safety compliance.
Supporting Vulnerable New Yorkers:
- Connected more than 300 unhoused New Yorkers to shelter during just the first month of targeted subway outreach.
- Opened over 400 total safe haven and stabilization beds since January 1st, expanding high-quality shelter access and services for New Yorkers experiencing homelessness.
- Partnered with New York state to launch Safe Options Support Teams, trained mental health staff that will help bring unsheltered New Yorkers into stable housing.
- Completed the first portion of an enhanced effort to connect New Yorkers living on the streets and experiencing homelessness with social services and clean up public spaces across the five boroughs.
- Surged resources to the city’s Tenant Helpline and launched a campaign to help protect tenants from eviction.
- Provided financial relief to New Yorkers impacted by the Twin Parks fire.
- Fought for a change to state law that would restore access to the federal tax deduction for New York City personal income taxes for approximately 100,000 New Yorkers.
- Filed a city lawsuit against a building owner who has amassed more than 1,900 violations across 15 buildings he owns throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. The suit seeks to compel property repairs or impose civil penalties.
- Announced settlements in cases targeting an illegal hotel operator on the Upper West Side and a slumlord in Crown Heights, paving the way for the creation of affordable housing for low-income and formerly homeless New Yorkers.
Getting New Yorkers Back to Work With an Inclusive Economic Recovery:
- Released Rebuild, Renew, Reinvent: A Blueprint for New York City’s Economic Recovery, with more than 70 concrete initiatives, including:
- Major new capital investments in the Hunts Point Terminal Market and surrounding community to support modernization of critical food supply facilities and help the neighborhood thrive.
- Providing small businesses much-needed relief by cutting opening times in half, suspending the city’s 25 percent surcharge on liquor licenses, streamlining inspections, and reforming licensing requirements.
- Launching the Small Business Opportunity Fund to meet the financing needs of historically underserved local businesses and entrepreneurs.
- Strengthening the city’s commercial corridors across the five boroughs by investing in small Business Improvement Districts, merchant associations, and public realm improvements.
- Reforming and expanding the city’s Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) program to increase the number and size of city contracts going to M/WBE firms, help these firms grow, and support M/WBEs that have not sufficiently benefited from this program.
- Expanding the city’s tourism marketing campaign to show the world that New York City is open, vibrant, and ready to welcome visitors again.
- Delivered raises for essential gig workers, many of whom are immigrants, and all of whom helped New Yorkers get around the five boroughs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Announced a new lease with the local, women-owned New York Embroidery Studio that will create 500 new jobs at the Brooklyn Army Terminal to manufacture sustainable personal protective equipment for frontline health care workers nationwide and deliver an estimated $73 million in economic output.
- Announced a partnership that will create new jobs for New Yorkers, expand Brooklyn’s footprint in the fashion industry, and provide a boost to New York’s economy as part of the development of the Made in NY campus at Bush Terminal in Sunset Park.
- Launched the inaugural cohort of the Founder Fellowship program, providing urban tech startup founders from underrepresented backgrounds — Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), as well as women — with the resources to build and scale their companies in New York City.
- Announced that jetBlue is bringing 5,000 new jobs to the city and offering a new travel incentive to bring tourists to the five boroughs.
- Launched “Get Local NYC” — a new five-borough tourism marketing campaign that will encourage visitors to explore all of New York City and support small businesses as the city emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and the tourism industry begins its rebound.
- Launched the first phase of the City Agencies Revitalizing the Economy (CARE) strategy to catalyze investment in underserved neighborhoods and broke ground on the largest commercial building at Broadway Junction in East New York — bringing more than 1,000 jobs and needed social services to the community.
Creating Opportunities for Young People and Countering the Impacts of the Pandemic on Students:
- Through the distribution of more than 20 million home tests and contract tracing, successfully kept schools open with positivity rates approximately 50 times lower than when Mayor Adams took office.
- Announced funding for a record 100,000 summer youth employment opportunities.
- Expanded the Summer Rising program — New York City’s largest summer program ever — to 110,000 elementary and middle school students to provide fun, full-day, culturally-relevant, hands-on learning — NYC’s largest summer program ever.
- Expanded funding for the Fair Futures program, which provides coaching and tutoring for youth in foster care.
- Committed to connect every young person on probation aged 21 and under with a credible messenger mentor — someone with experience in the justice system who is committed to preventing others from following in their footsteps.
- Announced nine new Family Enrichment Centers, where families and children can connect with neighbors, volunteer their time, and access resources and supports.
- Announced a new vocational training and apprenticeship program that will provide professional opportunities to youth, ages 16 to 24, in foster care.
Protecting New Yorkers from COVID-19 and Building a Healthier and More Sustainable City:
- Launched a new color-coded system that tracks COVID-19 alerts and keeps New York City residents apprised of risks.
- Began expanding the doula program citywide and launched the Midwifery Initiative and the Maternity Hospital Quality Improvement Network.
- Announced the creation of a COVID-19 Center of Excellence in Bushwick to provide care to recovering COVID-19 patients and comprehensive ambulatory services.
- Expanded the groundbreaking lifestyle medicine services to six public health care sites across New York City.
- Committed nearly $33 million in resources to support safety net hospitals.
- Made COVID-19 antiviral treatments available for free at-home delivery.
- Announced a new Food Distribution Program, which will include fresh fruits and vegetables for the first time in emergency food distributed to food pantries and soup kitchens across the five boroughs.
- Announced that the city will open wellness rooms at two NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health clinics, providing support and resources to city health care workers.
- Announced the transformation of the city-owned South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, helping to support 13,000 local jobs and meet a climate goal of 100 percent clean electricity by 2040.
Investing in Infrastructure to Build a More Accessible, Livable City:
- Committed to improving 1,000 intersections to increase safety with better traffic signals, raised crosswalks, and other expanded pedestrian space and visibility measures.
- Provided $75 million to expand and make Fair Fares discounted MTA rides program permanent.
- Began breaking ground on over 100 paused park projects this spring, with a focus on sustainability improvements and targeting underserved neighborhoods.
- Kicked off the city’s work to harden 20 miles of protected bike lanes.
- Announced a curbside secure bike parking pilot to be tested through an innovative concession agreement at five high-profile locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.
- Announced the completion of a $50 million project, under budget, delivering more than six miles of new sewers and water mains to alleviate flooding of homes and streets in Rochdale.
- Consolidated all city technology agencies under a single authority to streamline operations — fostering interagency cooperation and better supporting innovation in the city.
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