Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joins Vince DiMiceli and Gersh Kuntzman on Brooklyn Paper Radio


Borough President Adams on mayor’s trolley: ‘Devil’ is in the ‘details’

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Borough President Eric Adams could not relax like this under constant grilling by Vince DiMiceli and Gersh Kuntzman on Brooklyn Paper Radio.

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Today on Brooklyn Paper Radio, Borough President Adams made his second appearance on the show, this time talking with hosts Gersh Kuntzman and Vince DiMiceli about his recent trip to Israel, where he witnessed stabbings first hand — though Gersh reminded him he didn’t have to go halfway around the world for that.

The Beep also came out swinging against the runaway housing that’s resulted from the Downtown Brooklyn rezoning and came out swinging in favor of, well, more swinging! Adams says he’s a strong advocate to bring Mixed Martial Arts fighting to New York — the only state where it is banned. Such a move, of course, would benefit Brooklyn, Adams said, as Ronda Rousey and Co. could soon be competing in Brooklyn — and borough kids could be inspired to stay healthy (though, frankly, his argument in that area was a bit sketchy).

Most important, Adams said the “devil is in the details” of the mayor’s plan for a $2.5-billion trolley from Sunset Park to distant Queens, voicing concerns about many of the flaws exposed in Brooklyn Paper coverage.

Then, the boys sit down with Jason Adams, whose new “Brooklyn” lapel pins (along with others from far-off places like Staten Island) are sweeping the nation. Adams and Jordan Roschwalb of pin maker said Brooklyn is obviously the perfect label accessory, but Manhattan has its supporters, including Gersh’s girlfriend, who is awesome.

Finally, the boys talked about Lauren Gill’s story this week about overcrowding at the York St. station in Dumbo, which is really a problem.

Oddly, the hosts never got to the most important topic of the day: A woman who hosts parties to get new moms to buy sex toys, which many of us believe is the lord’s work.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Frank from Ft. Greene says:
Hey, Gersh! Make sure to ask Adams who paid for his junket to Israel...inquiring minds really want to know who's buying who.

And I know you'll ask him why we need trolley instead of busses. Not only is it infrastructure, it creates two fare zones that will necessarily bar the"poor workers" it is intended to service.
Feb. 22, 2016, 12:09 pm
Joe from Greenpoint says:
Right on, Frank.
Feb. 22, 2016, 9:45 pm
Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr. from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, United States says:
At least one politician says that this streetcar project is a boondoggle in the works.
Feb. 23, 2016, 8:44 am
jjm from c. hill says:
Well at least he knows what the whole ulterior plot of this streetcar plan & thats to drive out the ordinaries along the waterfronts.
Feb. 23, 2016, 11 am
Bill Harris from Boerum Hill says:
Equip all streetcars with life vests per New York Times
page one 2/23 coverage on increasing East Coast
flooding of low lying BQConnector trolleys. Very
expensive pipe dream--satisfying though it may be.
Feb. 23, 2016, 11:27 am
Gary from Fort Greene says:
If it's completed, will the Mets be re-named the Trolley Dodgers?
Feb. 23, 2016, 11:51 am
schaz from Greenpoint says:
The Angels are in the details as well, and they far outnumber all the negative naysayers and prophets of devilish gloom.
Feb. 23, 2016, 6:23 pm
Friend of Marty Mashugana from Borough Haul says:
Get your Gersh off!!!
March 3, 2016, 6:44 pm

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