Eric Adams slammed for dancing with maskless crowd at NYC restaurant in video
New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams appears to be having a good time as he prepares to take office in January. Adams was photographed dancing outdoors with a group of people to the song "Native New Yorker" by Odyssey, in front of Rosanna Scotto's famous midtown restaurant Fresco by Scotto. This comes after he was seen enjoying himself at exclusive club Zero Bond in November.
He was on his way out of the restaurant when he engaged in the spontaneous dance celebration. The restaurant owned by Rosanna Scotto's family has recently received a makeover. In a video, the mayor-elect is seen laughing and clapping while shouting "New York" in front of a boisterous audience. The crowd's lack of masks drew mixed reactions in the comments. “No masks. WTF, WTF," one exclaimed. "Mask mandates are for peasants, not elites," says another. “None of you guys had on Masks when Covid and Omicron running around wild,” wrote yet another.
Some people were more forgiving than others. “They are outdoors,” one said. Another commented, "Dream dance party." “So many people are happy to have a new mayor,” she adds. According to a representative for Adams, “The Mayor-elect is vaccinated and boosted, and he was outdoors. He encourages all New Yorkers and visitors to New York to patronize our restaurants and stores to support working people in a safe way, and to get vaccinated and boosted to stop the spread of Covid-19.”
This wasn't Adams' first visit to the popular Italian eatery, which is frequented by Katie Couric, Wendy Williams, Kelly Ripa and Donny Deutsch. He was seen there this summer as well. Last week, Adams was seen with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Nicki Minaj's mother Carol Maraj at former Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr's holiday dinner at Hidden Lane.
He's also been seen hanging out with Nets player James Harden, La La Anthony and Paris Hilton at elite members club Zero Bond and chatting with Gen-Zers like Dixie D'Amelio. “When I become mayor of this city, this is going be the city where nightlife lives and grows. We are going to turn this city around back to what we know it to be,” he assured the gathering one night.