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Adams to be sworn in as NYC mayor at New Year’s ball drop

NEW YORK — Eric Adams will be sworn in as the city’s 110th mayor during the city’s Times Square New Year’s Eve gathering, just after midnight after the iconic ball drops.

Adams, who earlier this month scrapped plans for an indoor Jan. 1 inauguration ceremony over concerns about the omicron variant of COVID-19, said Wednesday that he set his mind on the Times Square bash because it’s a safer but equally as bombastic alternative for getting sworn in.

“Times Square has long been synonymous with the New Year — a place of excitement, renewal, and hope for the future,” Adams said in a statement.

“These are the same themes that animated my campaign and will inform my mayoralty, as I prepare to…

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