Mayor Adams announces 100 days of work for New Yorkers
April 10, 2022
The first 100 days include milestones toward creating a safer and fairer city, supporting vulnerable New Yorkers, building an inclusive economy, growing jobs for young people, investing in infrastructure and expanding opportunities for students
NEW YORK – On his 100th day in office, New York City Mayor Eric Adams today released a list of key accomplishments, demonstrating the ways his administration has worked to “get things done” for New Yorkers. -Yorkers. Since being sworn in on Jan. 1, Mayor Adams has been focused on getting results and solving 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 that’s exactly what we’ve done for the past 100 days,” said Mayor Adams. “Since January, my administration has delivered on its promise to New Yorkers, tackling the issues that matter most to the people of our city, from addressing the epidemic of gun violence to providing access for our children and our young people to better jobs and educational opportunities. Our work is far from done, but we will continue to push forward an agenda that meets the needs of every New Yorker every day.”
Highlights of Mayor Adams’ first 100 days in office include:
To make New York City safer and protect the quality of life of New Yorkers:
- Launch of a nine-point metro safety plan which expands response teams and mental health services, adds trained clinicians to connect people to resources, and directs New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers to enforce MTA rules. Uniformed officers are deployed throughout the transit system daily, conducting station inspections and platform patrols. More than 256,000 metro inspections were carried out between January 6 and April 9.
- Created a plan to end gun violence that refocuses the NYPD on those responsible for the majority of shootings in the city and the sources of firearms in all five boroughs, empowers violence switches, provides jobs and enrichment programs for at-risk youth, expands mental health care, and improves collaboration between city, state, and federal government.
- Launched the first wave of Neighborhood Safety Teams focused on combatting gun violence, which in their first three weeks of operation made 132 arrests and recovered more than 25 firearms. Of those arrested, 73 have previously been arrested on a serious criminal charge, 20 have some form of gang or crew involvement, and 21 are on parole or probation.
- Implemented a new citywide crime and quality of life initiative focused on the 17 neighborhoods that account for nearly half of the city’s shootings. As part of this initiative, Neighborhood Safety Teams will work seamlessly with Neighborhood and Youth Coordinating Officers, as well as Field Intelligence Officers who focus on identifying locations and individual factors of violent crime in each command.
- Advanced the Gun Violence Strategies Partnership, which facilitates real-time communication and information sharing between law enforcement and prosecutors at the city, state and federal level, focusing on New York’s worst gun offenders.
- Launched a multi-agency initiative to revitalize and restore the 125th Street corridor, in response to concerns expressed by local merchants and business organizations about deteriorating social conditions.
- Launched Saturday Night Lights, a youth development initiative that provides free sports programs to more than 3,000 young people each Saturday night at 106 gymnasiums across the city.
- Launched a series of new initiatives with the White House and the US Department of Justice dedicated to addressing the gun violence crisis, including a major commitment of federal resources.
- Signing of an executive order strengthening coordination between fire service and Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspectors to identify safety violations earlier and increase fire safety compliance.
Supporting vulnerable New Yorkers:
Getting New Yorkers back to work with an inclusive economic recovery:
- Providing much-needed relief to small businesses by halving hours of operation, suspending the city’s 25% surtax on liquor licenses, streamlining inspections and reforming licensing requirements.
- Launched the Small Business Opportunity Fund to meet the financing needs of historically underserved local businesses and entrepreneurs.
- Strengthen the city’s commercial corridors in all five boroughs by investing in small business improvement districts, merchant associations, and public realm improvements.
- Reform and expand the city’s Minority and Women-Owned Business (M/WBE) program to increase the number and size of municipal contracts going to M/WBE businesses, help those businesses grow, and support M /WBE who have not benefited enough from this program.
- Expand the city’s tourism marketing campaign to show the world that New York City is open, vibrant, and ready to welcome visitors back.
- Provided raises to essential gig workers, many of whom are immigrants, and all of whom have been helping New Yorkers get around the five boroughs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Announcing a new lease with 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 healthcare workers across the country and will generate an estimated economic output of $73 million.
- Announced a partnership that will create new jobs for New Yorkers, expand Brooklyn’s footprint in the fashion industry and boost New York’s economy as part of the development of the Made in NY campus at Bush Terminal in Sunset Park.
- Inaugural cohort of the Founder Fellowship Program launched, providing founders of urban tech startups from underrepresented backgrounds – Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), as well as women – the resources to create and scale their businesses in New York.
- Announced that jetBlue would create 5,000 new jobs in the city and offer a new travel incentive to bring tourists to the five boroughs.
- Launch of “Get Local NYC” – a new tourism marketing campaign in five boroughs 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 he tourism industry is starting to rebound.
- Launched the first phase of the City Agencies Revitalizing the Economy (CARE) strategy to catalyze investment in underserved neighborhoods and launched the largest commercial building at Broadway Junction in East New York, bringing more than 1,000 jobs and the social services needed by 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 the pursuit of contracts, schools have managed to stay open with positivity rates about 50 times lower than when Mayor Adams took office.
- Announcing funding for a record 100,000 summer job opportunities for youth.
- Expanded the Summer Rising Program – New York City’s largest summer program – to 110,000 elementary and middle school students to provide fun, full-day, culturally relevant and hands-on learning – the largest program New York summer.
- Increased funding for the Fair Futures program, which provides coaching and mentoring to youth in foster care.
- Committed to connecting every youth 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.
- Announcing nine new Family Enrichment Centers, where families and children can connect with neighbors, volunteer their time, and access resources and supports.
- Announcing a new job training and apprenticeship program that will provide job opportunities for youth aged 16 to 24 in foster care.
Protecting New Yorkers from COVID-19 and building a healthier, more sustainable city:
Investing in infrastructure to build a more accessible and livable city: