Likely-mayor-in-waiting Eric Adams recently vowed that he would “create an environment for growth,” starting with public safety. “The prerequisite to prosperity is safety.” Last week, he rolled out a plan to convert hotels to housing to tackle the city’s cost-of-living and homelessness crises.
With these moves, Adams follows the preferences of those he seeks to represent. New Yorkers are deeply concerned about the cost of living and crime, according to a new survey of America’s 20 fastest-growing metros conducted by the Manhattan Institute and Echelon Insights. Roughly 3 in 4 New Yorkers say they are concerned about the cost of housing, high taxes and public safety and crime rates.
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