Lorraine Grillo stepping down after year as Mayor Adams’ first deputy mayor

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Lorraine Grillo is stepping down from her role as Mayor Eric Adams’ first deputy mayor at the start of next year, City Hall announced Friday morning.

Grillo is the third major Adams administration official to announce they’re leaving City Hall during his first year in office. Her departure follows a September announcement from the Mayor’s Chief of Staff Frank Carone that he’d be leaving his post at year’s end and the resignation of former Department of Buildings Commissioner Eric Ulrich earlier this month – amid revelations he’s ensnared in an illegal gambling probe by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

Although it was only made official Friday, rumors of Grillo’s impending departure – first reported by the New York Daily News – started circulating around the time Carone announced his own plans to leave.

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