New York City….The “BIG Apple’ IS the largest American city….
With almost 9 million counted resident’s it’s larger in population that most states and a lot of countries…
The city actually MUST follow the laws of the state…
And THAT sets up a natural push-pull better the NYC Mayor and NYS Governor….
With out going Mayor DeBalsio and outgoing Governor Cuomo there was a constant friction….
New Yorkers are hoping with incoming NY Governor Hochul and to be expected elected NYC Mayor Adams there will be less ‘ friction’…..
Adams and Hochul spoke on Tuesday after Cuomo announced his departure. And on Wednesday, Adams said he was hopeful for a positive working relationship.
“When you turn over the state to an individual, you need someone with a steady hand. She has a steady hand. And I believe that she’s going to be able to navigate the challenges we’re having, and then voters will decide what’s going to happen in the future,” he told reporters.
Adams said he’s developed a rapport with Hochul — who announced she’d run for governor Thursday — since she took over her current role.
“When she became lieutenant governor, we really developed a great relationship during her time,” he said.
Adams had called for Cuomo to resign over sexual harassment allegations — but also appeared alongside him in Brooklyn last month. The embattled governor for his part lavished praise on Adams — not missing an opportunity even as he was engulfed in scandal to needle his old rival de Blasio.
“It’s hard for me to work with an administration that is hyper-political and is not competent,” Cuomo said in June. “I need a competent partner in local government.”
Adams, his backers argue, might have been better positioned to navigate the relationship with Albany even if Cuomo had remained in office. He served as a state Senator before being elected to his current post as Brooklyn borough president.
“He has a different understanding of the way things operate,” said state Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island). “It’s always a shock to a mayor when he realizes he has to negotiate with us. Eric already knew that, so it puts him in a better position. He wouldn’t make those mistakes.”…
NY Mayor DeBlasio will still be office for 5 1/2 months…