Monday 26 September 2022 05:23 PM NYC Mayor Adams flees crime-ridden city to help 'sixth borough' Puerto Rico ... trends now

Monday 26 September 2022 05:23 PM NYC Mayor Adams flees crime-ridden city to help 'sixth borough' Puerto Rico ... trends now
Monday 26 September 2022 05:23 PM NYC Mayor Adams flees crime-ridden city to help 'sixth borough' Puerto Rico ... trends now

Monday 26 September 2022 05:23 PM NYC Mayor Adams flees crime-ridden city to help 'sixth borough' Puerto Rico ... trends now

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is facing backlash for fleeing the crime-ridden Big Apple and traveling to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, which he refers to as New York's 'sixth borough.'

Adams arrived in Puerto Rico on Saturday night to survey the damage from Hurricane Fiona and reassured the people there that New York City is ready to provide immediate assistance. 

He told San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero that Puerto Rico is the 'sixth borough of New York. We're tied at the hip.' 

But Adams' words were criticized on social media by many New York residents who said the mayor should be focusing on the city's five boroughs instead. 

While Adams was traveling to the island, a migrant crisis continues in New York City and crime is still escalating as a Bronx teen was gunned down by a group wearing ski masks and a jogger was sexually assaulted by a mugger in a park - both happening in broad daylight. 

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, along with a New York City delegation visits San Juan, Puerto Rico to meet with local elected officials and later tour hurricane impacted regions

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, along with a New York City delegation visits San Juan, Puerto Rico to meet with local elected officials and later tour hurricane impacted regions

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Adams tours a village outside Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, which was damaged by Hurricane Fiona

Adams tours a village outside Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, which was damaged by Hurricane Fiona

Adams announced his trip to Puerto Rico last week, stating in a video that he was headed to the island 'to help our brothers and sister on the ground.'

In a video clip, Adams appeared with San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero who said the city needs electricity to provide its citizens with water.

'Puerto Rico is our sixth borough of New York. We're tied at the hip,' he said in the video as he stood alongside Romero.

'We're going to… identify exactly what's needed,' the mayor said. 'We want to pinpoint what the needs are.'

Members of the New York and New Jersey state police departments also traveled to Puerto Rico to help with recovery efforts, where half of the island is still without power, ABC7 reported. 

Adams traveled to the far southwest corner of the island to survey the damage in Cabo Rojo, where he reassured the residents that New York City stands ready to provide immediate assistance.

'I am a mayor that has gone through a lot and I want to help people who are going through a lot,' Adams said. 'Far too often in my life no one was there, and I don't want to have a city where we are not there.'

Adams also made a trip to the Dominican Republic - another home country to many New Yorkers.  

In response to Adams' trip to the islands over the weekend, many have chimed in on social media to criticize his actions - saying the mayor should focus on the five boroughs. 

Adams tours a village outside of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, which was damaged by Hurricane Fiona, as

Adams tours a village outside of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, which was damaged by Hurricane Fiona, as 

New York City Mayor Eric Adams tours a village outside of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, which was damaged by Hurricane Fiona,we on Sunday, September 25, 2022

New York City Mayor Eric Adams tours a village outside of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, which was damaged by Hurricane Fiona,we on Sunday, September 25, 2022

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, along with a New York City delegation, visits San Juan, Puerto Rico to meet with local elected officials, seen here with San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, along with a New York City delegation, visits San Juan, Puerto Rico to meet with local elected officials, seen here with San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero

The comments were in response to the mayor's tweet he posted about helping Puerto Rico following Hurricane Fiona's devastation.

'We call Puerto Rico our sixth borough and we don't take that name lightly. We're going to do the work on the ground to make our neighbors whole again.'

One user on Twitter responded: 'Crime is rampant in the city but sure focus on a different area instead of fixing the issues here.'

Another tweeted: 'Hey @NYCMayor. 2 shot dead down the block from me here in East NY-a real life crime scene of it's own-but hey listen don't worry ppl in the community aren't surprised by the occurrence-after all, no matter how many community board meetings one goes to, nothing has been done.'

One other person tweeted: 'Hopefully much more successful than your work on crime. Worse now then when you took office.'

Crime in New York - which is up overall 34 percent - continued to escalate over the weekend.  

Adams traveled to the far southwest corner of the island to survey the damage in Cabo Rojo, where he reassured the residents that New York City stands ready to provide assistance

Adams traveled to the far southwest corner of the island to survey the damage in Cabo Rojo, where he reassured the residents that New York City stands ready to provide assistance

One other person tweeted: 'Hopefully much more successful than your work on crime. Worse now then when you took office'

One other person tweeted: 'Hopefully much more successful than your work on crime. Worse now then when you took office'

The comments were in response to the mayor's tweet he posted about helping Puerto Rico following Hurricane Fiona's devastation

The comments were in response to the mayor's tweet he posted about helping Puerto Rico following Hurricane Fiona's devastation

In response to Adams' trip to the islands over the weekend, many have chimed in on social media to criticize his actions - saying the mayor should focus on the five boroughs

In response to Adams' trip to the islands over the weekend, many have chimed in on social media to criticize his actions - saying the mayor should focus on the five boroughs

One user on Twitter responded: 'Crime is rampant in the city but sure focus on a different area instead of fixing the issues here'

One user on Twitter responded: 'Crime is rampant in the city but sure focus on a different area instead of fixing the issues here'

On Saturday, a 35-year-old woman jogging through Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park in Inwood was beaten and sexually assaulted at

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