Monday’s Headlines: Adams’s 100 Days Edition
The weekend was filled with anodyne report card stories timed to the artificial benchmark of Mayor Adams’s 100th day in office on Sunday:
- The Times worked the jab, but didn’t land any major blows. Hizzoner gave himself an incomplete.
- Gothamist’s take was certainly positive.
- Daily News columnist Harry Siegel was certainly not as positive.
- The Daily News’s City Hall reporters focused almost entirely on crime.
- The Post editorial board is happy, but wants more action (though almost certainly not the action that the majority of New Yorkers want).
- The 100 days ended with the mayor getting Covid (everyone had it)
None of the stories played up the central failing of the Adams administration: Road deaths are up, street safety improvements are slow to materialize, and the mayor has not made nearly enough announcements of things to come (that said, we were glad to see the Post do a separate, non-100-days story on the rise in road deaths this year).
In other news from an exceptionally slow weekend:
- A cop shot at a moving car, which is not supposed to be allowed … except, apparently, in cases like this one. (NYDN, NY Post, amNY)
- So much for secure bike parking: A driver damaged the Oonee mini — and some bikes inside, says the company’s founder Shabazz Stuart. (Via Twitter)
Some unfortunate news to share:
— Shabazz Stuart (@ShabazzStuart) April 9, 2022
- One of the subway system’s newest stations is already a dank mess. (NY Post)
- Bronx residents want better commutes. (Bronx Times)
- Former federal transit man Larry Penner urges transit agencies to apply for federal money. It’s sitting right there. (Mass Transit)
- From the assignment desk: The City Council will have a placard abuse hearing at 10 a.m., and an hour later, college students, transit advocates, and elected officials will protested at City Hall for better bus service.
- And finally, is our old man editor a Post whisperer? On Friday afternoon, he tweeted a mini-scoop that “Saturday Night Live” stars Pete Davidson and Colin Jost had failed to pick up their Staten Island ferry boat yet, though they bought it months ago. A few hours later, the Post covered it:
This just in: @ColinJost and Pete Davidson have not picked up their Staten Island Ferry yet. Is there a problem boys? Please call money-losing, award-winning off- off- off-Broadway producer Gersh Kuntzman.
— Gersh Kuntzman (@GershKuntzman) April 8, 2022