There is no ‘Plan B’: Mayor Adams urges City Council to draft new plan to close Rikers Island


Almost exactly four years before Rikers Island is set to close, Mayor Eric Adams declared he wants the City Council to go back to the drawing board and come up with a new plan for shuttering the troubled jail complex.

During a question and answer event hosted by New York Law School on Aug. 29, Adams said he believed the plan to close Rikers by Aug. 31 2027 was “flawed” from the beginning and that there was no “plan B.”