Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams reflected on the state of Brooklyn in his first video holiday message to the borough’s residents.
“We are in a good place as a borough,” he said in the video, which runs under two minutes on YouTube. “Moving forward to some of the challenges facing our future, we are focusing on building people first.”
Calling Borough Hall the “People’s House,” he invited residents to a free exhibit of ancient manuscripts of St. Francis of Assisi, here until Jan. 14. “The message of peace they convey are so timely during this holiday season,” he said.
Referring to the unrest over police-related shootings and the assassination of two NYPD officers in Bedford Stuyvesant, he added, “We also recognize that this has been a difficult end to the year for so many of us, including recent events we have endured that have hit at our public safety, the foundation of our community.”
“Brooklyn is great because of its people, and we as a people will make 2015 our best year yet,” Adams said.