Well, he was warned! New NYC mayor Eric Adams gets up close to city's rising crime wave when he sees three men BRAWLING on his first day during a ceremonial tour - and has to call police Footage posted to social media on Saturday morning showed New York City's new Mayor Eric Adams calling 911 about three men brawling on the street. He was passing through the Kosciuszko J stop in Brooklyn on his way to City Hall when he noticed the men fighting in broad daylight. Adams, 61, then called to report an 'assault in progress,' but by the time police came one of the suspects had already fled the scene. Officers on duty spoke to the other two men, but stayed in their car before driving away. Adams, a 22-year NYPD veteran, said he would have handled the situation differently if he had been the cop on duty, said he would have handled the situation differently if he had been the cop on duty. He now has to deal with a surge in crime as the city's murder rate hits a 10-year high. .