Adams to hold inauguration ceremony in heart of Caribbean community

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Mayor-elect Eric Adams announced on Tuesday that the historic Kings Theatre in Flatbush, Brooklyn in the heart of the Caribbean community will be the site of his inauguration ceremony.

Adams, the incumbent Brooklyn Borough President, said the ceremony will be held in conjunction with those for Comptroller-elect Brad Lander and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.

The event will take place on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 1 to support New Yorkers who observe the Sabbath.

Adams said the ceremony will be held in Brooklyn, instead of the traditional location of City Hall in lower Manhattan, “as a tribute to the election of three citywide leaders from the borough.”

“It is symbolically impactful for me to be inaugurated as New York City’s 110th mayor in the heart of Flatbush, on behalf of this working-class community and communities like it across the five boroughs who have elected one of their own to lead our recovery,” said Adams in a statement.

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