Migrant crisis | Mayor Adams fires back at critics over his remark that influx would ‘destroy’ city

Mayor Eric Adams was on the defensive Thursday, firing a barrage of broadsides against his critics in the wake of incendiary comments he made last week about the migrant crisis and a new round of budget cuts he proposed to deal with the influx.

Hizzoner then dramatically exited an unrelated Staten Island news conference where he made the comments — the first where he’s taken reporters’ questions in over a week — by walking out to his adopted theme song: “Empire State of Mind” by Jay Z and Alicia Keys.