‘Get Stuff Done, Get Rikers Closed’: Citywide pols demand mayor close Rikers Island by 2027 deadline


“Get stuff done, get Rikers closed.”

The familiar catchphrase of Mayor Eric Adams was chanted by several elected officials and advocates for the closure of Rikers Island on Thursday, as they called on the mayor to shutter the controversial jail complex by the legally mandated 2027 deadline.

Three citywide pols — City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, Comptroller Brad Lander and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams — demanded the jail’s on-time shutdown at a City Hall Park rally Thursday afternoon, in light of the Adams administration revealing earlier this week that one of the jails slated to replace Rikers won’t be completed until 2029.