On BPR: A peek at boro’s past — and present, and future — with the beep

Beep all about it: Borough President Eric Adams reads his all-time favorite newspaper.
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He’s Brooklyn’s man for the ages!

Kings County’s commander in chief is calling on locals to share photographs of the city’s best borough taken throughout the decades as part of a new visual-history project that he stopped by Brooklyn Paper Radio to tell our hosts about in an all-new episode.

Borough President Adams is turning to the good old days for his “A Blast from Brooklyn’s Past” project as a way to unite his longtime constituents with their just-settled counterparts over their shared love of the County of Kings.

“People romanticize the past,” the beep told co-hosts Vince DiMiceli and Anthony Rotunno. “And there’s something about looking at old photos — Polaroids, black and whites. They’re great visuals.”

But the past was just one hot topic the co-hosts dove into with Adams.

The pair discussed also the present — specifically, Mayor DeBlasio’s week-long residency in his former stomping grounds during his so-called “City Hall in Your Borough” initiative, which kicked off in Kings County on Monday with officials’ ceremonial ride over the Brooklyn Bridge on some of the new pedal-assist-electric rental bikes they’re deploying ahead of the imminent “L-pocalypse,” and continues with events through Friday.

And also, the future, when Adams — a former cop and state senator — is expected to hit the campaign trail in an attempt to succeed the second-term DeBlasio as his tenure at City Hall comes to a close in 2021.

“I’ve never made it a secret that hopefully one day I can be the mayor of the city of New York,” Adams confirmed. “And hopefully that day will come.”

And although we, and he, will have to wait for that day — you don’t have to wait to listen to the entire episode, which is live now on

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Updated 7:03 pm, August 21, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Mike from Williamsburg says:
He isn't a commander-in-chief. "President" and commander-in-chief are not synonyms, even if it makes you feel fancy to use the big word.
Aug. 21, 2018, 9:02 am
Bill lombard from Cobble hill says:
I have some retired nypd friends who have some choice words for him, anyway, the past of Brooklyn is gone , totally destroyed by greed . Overbuilding at every turn , the traffic is at standstill levels.
Sept. 16, 2018, 11:56 am

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