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 Brook
Brooklyn Paper Radio is recorded and podcast live on Tuesday afternoons — for your convenience — from our studio in America’s Downtown and can be found, as always, right here on Brook
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