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How Eric Adams Would Run New York

A series of interviews with the candidates who want the job of running America's biggest city, published as lightly edited transcripts.

The future of New York?

The future of New York?

Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images; edit by Jessica Karl and Lara Williams

For more interviews in this series, click here.

HOWARD WOLFSON: Let me start with the personal, if I could, because we have readers who may know that you’re Brooklyn borough president, but they may not know as much about your background. You’re a former police officer. Talk a bit about your decision to join the force.