Mayor Adams Announces 100 Days of Completion for New Yorkers
April 10, 2022
The first 100 days include significant steps to create a safer and more equitable city, serve at-risk New Yorkers, build an inclusive economy, foster job growth for young people, invest in infrastructure, and expand opportunities for students
NEW YORK – On his 100th day in office, New York City Mayor Eric Adams today released a list of key achievements that show how his administration has worked to “get things done” for New Yorkers. Since being sworn in on Jan. 1, Mayor Adams has focused on delivering results and addressing the most pressing challenges facing New York City.
“When I became mayor, I made a simple promise to New Yorkers to ‘Get Stuff Done,’ and for the last 100 days we’ve done just that,” he said Mayor Adams. “Since January, my administration has fulfilled our promise to New Yorkers to address the issues that matter most to our city’s residents, from tackling the gun violence epidemic to giving our children and youth access to better jobs and education. Our work is far from over, but we will continue to advance an agenda that meets the needs of every New Yorker every day.”
Highlights of Mayor Adams’ first 100 days in office include:
Making New York City safer and protecting the quality of life for New Yorkers:
- Implemented a nine-point subway safety plan expanding response teams and mental health services, adding trained clinicians to connect people with resources, and directing New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers to enforce MTA rules. Uniformed officers are deployed daily in the transit system, conducting station inspections and platform patrols. Between January 6 and April 9, more than 256,000 subway inspections were conducted.
- Created a blueprint for ending gun violence, refocusing the NYPD on the individuals responsible for most of the city’s shootings and the sources of guns in the five boroughs, empowering violence disrupters, providing jobs and enrichment programs for at-risk youth, and mentally expanding health care and improves cooperation between city, state and federal government.
- Launched the first wave of neighborhood security teams focused on combating gun violence, arresting 132 people and recovering more than 25 weapons in the first three weeks of operations. Of those arrested, 73 had previously been arrested for serious crimes, 20 have a connection to a gang or crew and 21 are on probation or on probation.
- Implemented a new citywide crime and quality of life enforcement initiative focused on the 17 counties that account for nearly half of the city’s shooting incidents. Under the initiative, neighborhood security teams will work seamlessly with neighborhood and youth coordinators, as well as with on-the-ground intelligence officers who are focused on identifying the locations and individual drivers of violent crime in each commando.
- Advancing the Gun Violence Strategies Partnership, facilitating real-time communication and information sharing between city, state and federal law enforcement and prosecutors, focused on the worst gun offenders in New York City.
- Launched a multi-agency initiative to revitalize and restore the 125th Street Corridor to address concerns expressed by local merchants and trade organizations about deteriorating social conditions.
- Launch of Saturday Night Lights, a youth empowerment initiative that offers free exercise programs to over 3,000 young people every Saturday night at 106 gyms across the city.
- Launch of a series of new initiatives with the White House and the US Department of Justice to address the gun violence crisis, including a significant allocation of federal funding.
- Signed an executive order to improve coordination between the fire department and Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspectors to detect safety violations earlier and improve fire safety compliance.
Supporting New Yorkers at Risk:
Getting New Yorkers back to work with an inclusive economic recovery:
- Providing much-needed relief to small businesses by cutting hours of operation in half, suspending the city’s 25 percent surcharge on alcohol licenses, streamlining inspections, and reforming licensing requirements.
- Launch of the Small Business Opportunity Fund to address the funding needs of historically underserved local businesses and entrepreneurs.
- Strengthening the city’s trade corridors in the five boroughs through investments in small business districts, trade associations and public sector improvements.
- Reform and expansion of the city’s program for minority and women-owned businesses (M/WBE) to increase the number and volume of city contracts going to M/WBE firms, help those firms grow, and M /WBEs who have not sufficiently benefited from this program.
- Expanding the city’s tourism marketing campaign to show the world that New York City is open, vibrant and ready to welcome visitors back.
- Pay increases for key gig workers, many of whom are immigrants, all of whom have helped New Yorkers move around the five boroughs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Announcing a new lease with local, women-owned New York Embroidery Studio, which will create 500 new jobs at the Brooklyn Army Terminal to manufacture sustainable personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers nationwide and estimated economic output of $73 million to achieve.
- announced a partnership that will create new jobs for New Yorkers, expand Brooklyn’s presence in the fashion industry and boost New York’s economy as part of the development of the Made in NY campus at Bush Terminal in Sunset Park.
- Launched the first cohort of the Founder Fellowship program, which provides urban tech startup founders from underrepresented backgrounds—Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and women—the resources to build and grow their businesses in New York City scale.
- Announcing that jetBlue will bring 5,000 new jobs to the city and offer a new travel incentive to bring tourists to the five boroughs.
- Launched Get Local NYC, a new five-borough tourism marketing campaign designed to encourage visitors to explore all of New York City and support small businesses as the city emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and the tourism industry begins to rebound .
- Launched the first phase of City Agencies Revitalizing the Economy (CARE) strategy to catalyze investment in underserved neighborhoods and broke ground on the largest commercial building at Broadway Junction in East New York – creating more than 1,000 jobs and needed social services created for the community.
Creating opportunities for young people and counteracting the effects of the pandemic on students:
- Distributing more than 20 million home tests and pursuing contracts has successfully kept schools open, with positivity rates about 50 times lower than when Mayor Adams took office.
- Announced funding for a record 100,000 summer jobs for youth.
- Expanding the Summer Rising program – New York’s largest summer program ever – to 110,000 elementary and middle school students to provide fun, full-day, culturally relevant and hands-on learning – NYC’s largest summer program ever.
- Expanded funding for the Fair Futures program, which provides coaching and tutoring for youth in foster care.
- Commitment to match every young probationer aged 21 and under with a credible messenger mentor – someone with experience in the justice system who is committed to preventing others from following in their footsteps.
- Announcing nine new Family Enrichment Centers where families and children can connect with neighbors, volunteer their time, and access resources and support.
- Announcing a new vocational education and training program that will provide career opportunities for young people aged 16 to 24 in foster care.
Protecting New Yorkers from COVID-19 and building a healthier and more sustainable city:
Investing in infrastructure to create a more accessible, livable city: