NYC Mayor Eric Adams partied with Naomi Campbell and singer Jon Batiste at his favorite private members’ club as crime continues to soar in the Big Apple.
Adams was spotted dining Wednesday night at Zero Bond, a private members club he regularly frequents, with supermodel Naomi Campbell, Grammy-winning musician Jon Batiste and Hollywood agent Cade Hudson.
LionTree CEO Aryeh B. Bourkoff and Abiola Oke, CEO of Adisa Consultants, were also in attendance.
Campbell, posting about the gathering on her Instagram account, said: ‘#Embracing the Big [Apple] what a welcome!!! and meeting of the minds..@nycmayor @aryehbourkoff @jonbatiste.’
The group allegedly discussed ‘everything from philanthropy to fashion and music’ while they dined at the exclusive NoHo hotspot, insiders told Page Six.
The model, who shared several pictures from the evening, added: ‘Thank you Cade Hudson bringing us all together Love & Adore you.’
The mayor seems to be partying hard as New York battles a 42 percent uptick in crime. He was also pictured alongside Mary J. Blige at the grand opening of Brooklyn Chophouse in Times Square on Monday.
Adams, a former cop, has vowed to get crime under control and decrease bloodshed throughout the city, one of the key points of his mayoral campaign.
Eric Adams (left) is pictured with Naomi Campbell (center), Jon Batiste (right) and Aryeh B. Bourkoff (back) at Zero Bond in NoHo on Wednesday
Campbell shared several pictures from the evening to her Instagram account, saying: ‘#Embracing the Big [Apple] what a welcome!!! and meeting of the minds.’ Adams and Campbell are pictured with Cade Hudson (left)
Adams ended his fourth month in office with crime and gun violence still on the rise.
During a press conference Tuesday, Adams vowed to crack down on transit crimes, which is up more than 60 percent, but also lazy officers patrolling subway stations.
He made the plea when asked by a journalist about reports of multiple uniformed cops being spotted scrolling through phones while on duty guarding the city’s crime-ridden transport network.
The former NYPD captain warned: ‘We are going to start taking very aggressive actions to make sure police are patrolling our subway system and not patrolling their iPhone.’
‘If you see it, send me a picture. I’ll go to that district the next day and see exactly what is happening.
(L to R) Eric Adams, Naomi Campbell, Jon Batiste and Abiola Oke are pictured at Zero Bond
The group allegedly discussed ‘everything from philanthropy to fashion and music’. Adams, Campbell and Batiste are pictured together
‘Send me a shot. New Yorkers, you see that send me a photo and I will be at that station.’ Adams spokesman told anyone with photos to send them to his press office, whose email address is [email protected].
Adams said that New Yorkers can look forward to a ‘visible difference in policing in the next couple of weeks.’
He also took aim at the rising crime rates in the city during Tuesday’s news briefing.
‘New Yorkers have a right to be angry, a right to expect more — to feel safe, to be safe, to know that your city is looking out for you, your family, and those in need,’ Adams said in his speech after his first 100 days in office have been plagued by skyrocketing crime.
Felony assaults are up 21 percent than at the same time in 2021, robbery is up nearly 47 percent, rape is up nearly 15 percent, and the percentage of shooting victims is up eight percent, according to the latest statistics from the city’s police department. Murders are down just 13 percent.
Earlier this week, Adams (right) was pictured with Mary J Blige (center) and Don Pooh at the grand opening of Brooklyn Chophouse in Times Square
Adams and Pooh cut the ceremonial ribbon during the Brooklyn Chophouse grand opening on Monday
Pooh and Adams are pictured pointing at each other while attending Brooklyn Chophouse’s grand opening ceremony on Monday
The mayor pointed out that hate crimes continue to be directed at Asian, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, and LGBTQ+ New Yorkers.
‘Our sister Michelle Go was pushed to her death in front of a train in an act of horrifying hatred,’ he said, adding that dozens more of ‘our New York City neighbors’ have been killed by gun violence.
Adams named several of the victims, including an aspiring rapper who was executed in cold blood, a 19-year-old girl was killed as she worked the night shift in East Harlem and two police officers who were shot dead responding to a call.
‘Their names will echo in our hearts forever: Kristal, Jayquan, Kade, Sally, Angellyah. Detectives Wilbert Mora and Jason Rivera,’ he said, pointing out that many of the victims’ families were at the speech on Tuesday.
‘I can only imagine the loss you feel and the pain you live with,’ he told them. ‘But I will not rest until we have addressed the conditions that led to that loss. We will do what is necessary to make all of our communities safe. You have my word, as a former police officer, a fellow New Yorker, and your mayor.’
Overall crime is up more than 42 percent across New York City
NYPD officers are seen investigating after a homeless person was found dead on Murray Street near Varick Street in Manhattan on March 13, 2022
Wounded people lie at the 36th Street subway station after a shooting on April 12, 2022
Additionally, Adams will be meeting with NYPD commanding officers on Saturday to brainstorm ideas about combatting crime in the city.
‘I have a major meeting this weekend with all of my commanders,’ the mayor confirmed to The New York Post on Wednesday. ‘We’re going to sit down for several hours to get our summer plan in order, as well as, think how we deploy police.’
Adams has reportedly requested that all the invited officers bring three plans or ideas that could reduce crime in their patrol areas.
He will also review the latest statistics on crime, summonses, homeless encampment clearings and Civilian Complaint Review Board cases, as well as information on each command’s integrity control officer.
While Adams is seemingly optimistic about the meeting, one source familiar with the meeting told the Post that commanders have hailed it as a ‘joke’.