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A BROOKLYN PAPER RADIO EXCLUSIVE: Adams says he’s running for mayor • Brooklyn Paper

A BROOKLYN PAPER RADIO EXCLUSIVE: Adams says he’s running for mayor

Raising a glass to Brooklyn: Borough President Adams samples a Brooklyn-made wine.
Photo by Alec Jacobson

You heard it here first — or did you?

Listeners to The Brooklyn Paper’s new “Brooklyn Paper Radio” webcast on Monday were first to hear the bombshell announcement that Borough President Adams has set his eyes on becoming the city’s next mayor, declaring that he will run for the office in 2021.

“In 20 years I’ll be looking back and telling you how great it was to have been the mayor of the City of New York and retire once I complete my two terms,” the Beep said, before pointing out a run in 2021 is “good enough for me.”

The declaration came at the end of the scintillating interview with hosts Gersh Kuntzman and Vince DiMiceli that touched on topics including the slaughter of geese by federal officials nearly 10 years ago, the lack of affordable housing in Brooklyn (especially at the residence of one Gersh Kuntzman), and Donald Trump’s take on Muslims in America.

The show also included interviews with ace Brooklyn Paper reporter Colin Mixson and ProPublica journalist Marcelo Rochabrun.

But the takeaway was Adams finally coming out and saying what many have been thinking for years: That he is hoping to one day call Gracie Mansion home.

If you didn’t catch this week’s episode of Brooklyn Paper Radio, you can take a listen using our SoundCloud link above.

Brooklyn Paper Radio is webcast every Monday at 4 pm live from our studio inside the Brooklyn Paper Building Downtown.

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