Adams was pictured partying it up with British supermodel Cara Delevingne and rapper A$Ap Rocky at a swanky event held inside the One Vanderbilt skyscraper on Monday night.
A clip of the ex-cop mayor, who began his first term in January, showed him dancing gently while posing next to Delevingne, who clutched a bottle of bubbly.
And Adams’ glitzy night out with celebrities raised eyebrows as it emerged he’d hit the tiles just hours after NYC was hit by another two shockingly violent assaults.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams was seen partying it up with British supermodel Cara Delevingne and rapper A$Ap Rocky at a swanky event held inside the One Vanderbilt skyscraper
Supermodel Cara Delevingne sips from a champagne bottle and dances alongside NYC mayor Eric Adams Monday night
At 7:30am a 53-year-old man placing an order at a kiosk in a Midtown Manhattan McDonalds was caught on camera getting beaten and robbed.
His attacker was captured coming up behind the victim before striking him in the back of the head and knocking him to the ground, the New York Post reported.
As the victim attempts to get up the suspect pushes him and demands his wallet before he throws him on the ground again and kicks him in the head before making off with the victims phone and wallet, the Post reported.
Another customer was captured nearby as the attack unfolded but no one came to the victims aide and the suspect fled to a nearby train station, the Post reported.
The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for a severe head injury, the Post reported.
And just a few hours later, at 1 pm, the 60-year-old owner of a Queens pawn shop had his head so badly beaten in with a metal rod that responding officers initially believed he suffered a gunshot wound, the New York Post reported.
Earlier in the day at 7:30 am a 53-year-old man placing an order at a kiosk in a Manhattan McDonalds was caught on camera getting beaten and robbed
Another customer was captured nearby as the attack unfolded but no one came to the victims aide and the suspect (pictured) fled to a nearby train station
Police say an unidentified suspect walked into the pawn shop and struck him multiple times before fleeing the scene.
Police say the motive behind the attack is unclear as they search for the suspect and in the meantime the victim remains at a local hospital in critical condition, the Post reported.
The incidents come days after Adams himself said the spike in crime across New York City has made the Big Apple a ‘laughing stock’ in need of a ‘wartime general’ to tackle the ongoing problem.
The MTA subway system has been ground zero for New York City so far this year, after an alarming 73.3 percent increase in underground incidents – including 182 in February alone.
Hate crimes also have doubled since last year — with anti-Asian attacks more than tripling and anti-Semitic attacks complaints up by a whopping 54 percent over the same time last year, from 134 to 207 incidents.
Robberies saw the largest uptick with 3,351 cases reported so far this year, a 45.6 percent rise from last year.
Rapes have also seen a dramatic spike with 360 cases reported compared to 247 during the same time last year, a nearly 31 percent jump.
Police say an unidentified suspect (pictured) walked into the pawn shop and struck him multiple times before fleeing the scene
Later in the day the owner of a Queens pawn shop had his head so badly beaten with a metal rod that responding officers believed he suffered a gunshot wound
The number of shooting victims continues to go up as well, with 284 cases were reported so far this year – a 17.4 percent increase compared to the same period last year.
Adams, speaking at the annual NYPD Holy Name Society communion Mass and breakfast on Sunday, condemned the lawlessness throughout the city and blamed petty crime and homelessness as contributing factors to the widespread ‘dysfunction.’
‘Anything goes in the City of New York,’ Adams said, according to The New York Post. ‘The most important city on the globe has become the laughingstock of the globe. And the dysfunctionality of our city has cascaded throughout the entire country.’
His push to combat crime also comes as the NYPD’s February crime statistics showed an almost 60 percent increase in felonies compared to the same time last year.
Meanwhile, a recent poll of more than 9,000 employees revealed that 40 percent of those working in Manhattan wanted to move away due to rising crime. About 48 percent of those working in the other four boroughs agreed.
The Morning Consult poll, conducted for Partnership for New York, surveyed 9,386 adults working in New York City from February 17 to March 11, with many voicing their frustration over the soaring crime and homelessness that has gripped the streets and subways.
According to the poll, 74 percent of respondents said that safety has gotten worse in the city since the start of the pandemic lockdowns in March 2020, with 82 percent saying homelessness has also worsened.
Overall, 84 percent of respondents said conditions in the city have gotten worse over the past two years, with more than half agreeing that conditions have greatly deteriorated.
‘Safety, homelessness, and mental illness rank as top issues for New York City’s private sector employees,’ Morning Consult wrote in its findings to Partnership, whose more than 300 members employ more than 1 million people in the city. ‘They are resisting return to the office until something is done to address them, particularly on public transit.’
In all, 40 percent of those who live in Manhattan want to move away while 48 percent who live in the other four boroughs are also looking for an exit plan.