NYC Mayor Eric Adams still claims Big Apple is ‘safest big city in America’ despite latest horrific subway shooting

Mayor Eric Adams
Mayor Eric Adams

Despite the terrifying subway shooting which sent Brooklyn straphangers scrambling this week, Mayor Eric Adams on Saturday declared the Big Apple is still “the safest big city in America.”

“I … want to say to New Yorkers: listen, people want to give the energy of because of isolated incidents that happen in our city that our city is a place of disorder …,” Adams told Q104.3 FM’s Jim Kerr before marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade through Midtown.

“That is just a just a lot of BS. The city is resilient.”

Hizzoner then touted stats showing shootings and homicides are down citywide while the the city has more private sector jobs that any time in its history.

“The people in this city are strong,” he said.

“Don’t let anybody give you all that BS about New York City is not resilient.

Before marching in the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade through Midtown, NYC Mayor Eric Adams on Saturday insisted the Big Apple is still “the safest big city in America” — despite its subway system being plagued by yet another shooting. Luiz Rampelotto/ZUMA Press Wire / SplashNews.com
Before marching in the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade through Midtown, NYC Mayor Eric Adams on Saturday insisted the Big Apple is still “the safest big city in America” — despite its subway system being plagued by yet another shooting. Luiz Rampelotto/ZUMA Press Wire / SplashNews.com

“This is the safest big city in America. We are the best city on the globe, period. None of all that other stuff. It’s just maddening.”

Statistics show subway crime is up 13.2% as of March 10.

The apparent disconnect comes as ranting rider Dajuan Robinson, 36, clings to life after he was shot four times, including through the eye after suddenly going beserk on a fellow rider.

Mayor Adams said NYC has more private sector jobs than ever. TTstudio – stock.adobe.com
Mayor Adams said NYC has more private sector jobs than ever. TTstudio – stock.adobe.com

As Robinson, 36, harangued and brawled with Younece Obuad, 32, Obuad’s apparent girlfriend was caught on video stabbing Robinson in the back, sources said.

Robinson then got out his gun, which Obuad wrestled away from him and fired as the express A-train pulled into the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street station, cops and law-enforcement sources said.

Robinson remained hospitalized Saturday in critical condition, authorities said.

The Brooklyn DA’s office on Friday said its investigation into the shooting is ongoing but “at this stage, evidence of self-defense precludes us from filing any criminal charges against the shooter” Obuad.