Letters to the Editor – April 7, 2022

The Problem: Mayor Adams’ placement of billboards in Florida encourages residents to move to New York.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the Parents’ Rights in Education Act into law (“Mayor Adams promotes LGBTQ NY in contrast to Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law.” 4. April).

Furious at losing the ability to indoctrinate children as early as possible, progressives perfidiously dubbed it the “Don’t Say Gay” law.

Mayor Adams, not busy enough with a city in tatters, is offering Floridians a residency with the freedom to “say what they want.”

Maybe, in a spirit of reciprocity, DeSantis can recruit New Yorkers and promise them they won’t have feces on their faces or be pushed in front of a subway train. He just needs a catchy name for our No Money Bail Act.

Joe Schulok
The Bronx

So Adams is wasting taxpayers’ money trying to lure Floridians to New York with promises of free speech, tolerance and diversity.

He conveniently left it out the additional benefit — the possibility of being shot, stabbed, slashed, raped, murdered, or pushed in front of a train.

Not to mention random abuse by deranged homeless people and exorbitant taxes. No sane person would ever leave Florida to go to that awful place.

Ken Rosen

Screengrab of Eric Adam's new campaign.
The city said the new campaign is calling the targeted Floridians directly.
City of New York

Indeed, the mayor has strongly opposed Florida’s new sex talk law for children in 3rd grade and under.

Adams will install digital billboards in half a dozen Florida locations, urging residents to move to New York City. (I hope they go!)

But what does his city have to offer?

Crime in New York is now rampant: shootings, stabbings, murders, muggings, rapes, attackers on the subway, on the streets, etc.

Other Facts to Consider: Tax rates in New York are the highest in the nation. Florida has some of the lowest. New York has lost residents. Florida gained residents.

Special honors to Governor DeSantis who had the “courage of his belief” to sign this required new law into law.

Seriously fog
Fort Myers, Fla.

Wow. Adams is really hitting back at Florida with its billboards.

There is rampant crime, poor educational outcomes, residents fleeing the city and state, workers afraid to return to their Manhattan jobs because of street crime, and all Adams has is an out-of-state billboard ?

Florida law says nothing remotely related to “don’t say gay.” If New Yorkers prefer their 3rd graders to learn about gay, transgender and queer lifestyles, then you have it. Nobody holds her back.

But in Florida, our governor and elected officials have decided that it is the responsibility of the child’s parents, and not an educator, to address these issues.

Mayor Adams, you’re a distraction because you have nothing and no idea how to solve your city’s problems. Fix your own problems before throwing rocks.

John Cal
Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayor Adams appears to have far-reaching ambitions beyond New York City. Getting your nose into Florida politics and sponsoring billboards in that state is pretentious at best.

He needs to put his nose to the grindstone here and focus on crime. His first three months have brought nothing so far.

My guess is that because of his personality, he’ll never take the blame. Weapons are blamed on the pipeline etc COVID-Vax free pass for athletes, while firing critical city workers.

He’s everywhere like a whirling dervish. My advice to him is to do the job that people hired you to do.

Phil Serpico

Adams is wasting taxpayer dollars on signs and advertising in Florida and encouraging those who disagree with Florida’s new gender education law to relocate to New York.

Come close for high taxes, a state income tax $5 per gallon of gasoline, cold weather, runaway real estate prices, and the possibility of getting shot or beaten up while walking down the street. Yup. Sign me up for this.

Joe Alloy
Wayne, NJ

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