Mayor Eric Adams assessed his new dig at Gracie Mansion on Saturday, getting the lay of the land as he prepares to move into his official residence this week.
“I’m dropping by today to measure the curtains and see what the accommodations look like,” Adams joked to reporters after taking the J train to work on Saturday morning.
“I’m going to move a mattress to Gracie. My NutriBullet, my spices. Not a lot. I need so little, not so much,” said the former diabetic-turned-vegan.
“It’s normally done after the 31stst after being sworn in,” Adams remarked, even though his notoriously late predecessor, Bill de Blasio, delayed his move to Gracie until June 2014, six months after taking the job.
Adams visited the Upper East Side residence after concluding his public events with an afternoon visit to a Queens police station, a spokesperson said.
Adams will also spend time at his townhouse in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and at City Hall where he arrived at 8:30 a.m. on his first day in office.
The new mayor promised to “spend a lot of time in Brooklyn as well.” During the primary campaign, questions were raised about where Adams kept a primary residence, as he owns both the Brooklyn home and an apartment in Fort Lee, NJ. Adams said Brooklyn was his full-time residence, but he spent weekends in Jersey with his partner Tracey Collins.
Hizzoner, a fitness buff, said he would move his exercise equipment to City Hall where he would also keep a bed to crash on when working late.
“I can’t wait to show New Yorkers that I’m at work. I take the train, I will put in long hours. No one in this town will outrun me,” Adams said.
It’s a departure from de Blasio, whose NYPD security drove him from Gracie to his Park Slope, Brooklyn YMCA for a daily workout. He usually only arrived at City Hall between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.