BROOKLYN - Brooklyn Borough President-elect Eric Adams sat down with News 12 to talk about his future plans for the borough.
"My theme for the next four years is to solidify the concept of one borough,” Adams said from his Bedford-Stuyvesant home. “The popularity of our brand must turn into prosperity for all Brooklynites. It can't be located merely to our Downtown area. It must go throughout the entire borough."
Adams, a state senator, says the biggest challenge Brooklyn faces today is the economy. Despite all the development in Downtown Brooklyn, much of the borough is still left out of the rising prosperity.
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"In Brooklyn, 24 percent of Brooklynites are living at or below poverty. We have double-digit unemployment in many of the communities…we have to focus on [turning] around our economy."
Overall, Adams says he wants to work to help improve the lives of all Brooklyn residents during his term. His term will begin on Jan. 1, 2014.
For an interview with Eric Adams, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.