Mayor-elect Eric Adams was out in town Thursday evening, having fun with a three-hour dinner at a splashy new Italian restaurant in midtown Manhattan.
“We’re supporting nightlife!” Adams gushed throughout an 11:00 p.m. cellphone name to a Submit reporter.
The soon-to-be leader of the Large Apple snagged a nook desk indoors at Osteria La Baia on W. 52nd Avenue for the eatery’s grand opening.
“It’s a great restaurant,” Adams stated. The previous diabetic-turned-vegan recounted his meal in an unique interview with The Submit.
He tucked right into a mushroom dish he declared “amazing” and noshed on “a nice salad and a nice cross-section of asparagus and broccoli and a couple of other items.”
Confidante advisor Ronn Torossian, a PR government, organized the outing with Adams to advertise nightlife tourism. They had been joined for dinner by legal professional Frank Carone, who’s a member of Adams’ inside circle, and actual property advisor Ed Mermelstein.
However the go to was about greater than high-quality eating, Adams stated.
“It’s about making sure that people come here. It’s about our hotels, having them eat at our great restaurants and that’s how we have the cooks, the waiters, the dishwashers.”
“People don’t realize these restaurants employ those who are looking to be gainfully employed in this city,” he stated.
Adams — who visited nightlife hot spots Zero Bond and Casa Cipriani simply hours after profitable the final election on Nov. 2– stated he’d be popping up at golf equipment and eating places throughout the 5 boroughs as mayor.
“We’re going to patronize nightlife, each evening discovering a brand new place to eat at all through the town. Not solely Manhattan. We’re going to the South Bronx, South Jamaica Queens, Staten Island.
“Exposing all the people to the great nightlife because it’s jobs,” Adams stated.
He additionally vowed to remain true to his blue-collar roots.
“I’m leaving the restaurant now and going to see transit workers to let them know we’re there for all the night workers,” he stated.
Andrew Rigie, head of the NYC Hospitality Alliance, stated he hopes Adams will assist the business get better from the devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.
“We’d love to take our incoming mayor on a tour of restaurants and nightlife spots throughout the five boroughs for great meals, drinks and music, and mostly importantly to meet and chat with the owners so he can have a frank talk about how he can help support them out of the crisis,” Rigie stated.