Mayor Adams says NYC reeks of pot, not dirty streets

Mayor Adams says NYC reeks of pot, not dirty streets

The Large Apple stinks, alright, Mayor Eric Adams mentioned Friday when requested about New Yorkers’ record-breaking odor complaints, nevertheless it’s not the stench of soiled streets that bothers him — it’s all of the pungent weed smoke in every single place. 

“The No. 1 factor I odor proper now could be pot. It’s like all people’s smoking a joint now,” Adams mentioned with a chuckle.

“You understand, all people has a joint.”

Adams’ feedback got here in response to questions from The Publish about disgusted residents and employees who mentioned Thursday that town smelled worse than ever this summer time.

Numerous Manhattanites described the foul aromas as “rancid,” “gnarly and cadaverous” and “like a used diaper.”

“I’m not smelling —  perhaps I’ve a New York nostril,” Adams mentioned throughout a information convention exterior Metropolis Corridor. “I’m not smelling.”

Calls to 311 present that out of doors odor complaints are at an all-time excessive after rising 54 % — to five,746 via June 30 — in comparison with the identical interval in 2021, in accordance with a Publish evaluation of official information.

Mayor Eric Adams mentioned he isn’t smelling a reported rotten odor within the metropolis, however he does odor loads of pot.Ron Adar / M10s / MEGA

“All people’s smoking a joint now,” Adams mentioned.
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A latest survey by Time Out journal that ranked New York the second-dirtiest metropolis on the earth.Helayne Seidman

Adams mentioned “the bulk” of these complaints concerned idling automobiles and vowed to “ensure we implement the idling regulation.”

And regardless of a latest survey by Time Out journal that ranked New York the second-dirtiest metropolis on the earth, Adams claimed the piles of trash and rats operating wild weren’t that dangerous — and faulted retailers for not tidying up the sidewalks.

“I feel town is getting, it’s getting cleaner,” he mentioned.

“However retailer homeowners should do their job, too. Everybody has to brush up in entrance of your spot. You bought to bag your rubbish. Everybody has to chip in to take action.”

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