Eric Adams to be sworn in as NYC mayor at Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop
Last year's New Year's Eve numerals are lit up while on display in Times Square on Dec. 21, 2020, in New York City. - Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images North America/TNS

NEW YORK — He’s going to kick off his first term with a bang. Eric Adams will be sworn in as the city’s 110th mayor during the city's Times Square New Year's Eve gathering, just after midnight after the iconic ball drops. Adams, who earlier this month scrapped plans for an indoor Jan. 1 inauguration ceremony over concerns about the omicron variant of COVID-19, said Wednesday that he set his mind on the Times Square bash because it’s a safer but equally as bombastic alternative for getting sworn in. “Times Square has long been synonymous with the New Year — a place of excitement, renewal, and h...