Adams focuses on housing, public safety at REBNY mayoral forum

During a forum the Real Estate Board of New York held Friday morning, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams pledged that as mayor he would reform the city’s property-tax system, end street homelessness and improve public safety.

Adams opened the session by discussing the need for more affordable housing in New York, saying the city “can’t get out of our own way” when it comes to meeting the demand for it—referring to a lack of coordination between different housing agencies. He expressed support for converting office buildings into affordable housing buildings—an idea that has gained traction as demand for office space has dropped during the Covid-19 pandemic. He said

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