Mayor Adams rubs elbows with socialites at Central Park Conservancy gala

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Mayor Eric Adams may want to hire a new speech writer.

The party loving pol attended the Central Park Conservancy’s annual gala on Wednesday, toasting green spaces and rich people, while trotting out some well-worn one-liners he has used at other events.

“It’s a blessing to live rich, it’s a sin to die rich. Write another check to this great organization,” Adams told the well-heeled crowd

By our count alone while covering the gala circuit, we have heard Adams deliver that same line recently at the New York Public Library Lions Gala and Gabrielle’s Angel Ball, though he may have used it many more.

He also told the crowd: “Many of you are high income earners… We need you here. You are part of the eco-system that made this city great… I hear those folks that say, ‘So what if high income earners leave?’ I say, ‘No, you leave! I want those high income earners right here in the city enjoying what this city has to offer.”

Adams went on to call the park “the great equalizer.”

“It doesn’t matter if you drive a limousine, or sit in the back of a limousine, in this park you are equal to all the city has to offer,” he said.

Either way, Adams, who attends numerous functions and parties per week, was a hit with the crowd — with one person noting that former Mayor Bill de Blasio never attended the fundraiser.

The evening, which was chaired by Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman, Jill and Barry Lafer, and Gillian and Sylvester Miniter, raised $1.4 million. 

Martha Stewart told us “I live on the park, I look at the park, and I support the park because it is the most beautiful place in New York City. We have to keep the open space pure and simple and beautiful.”


Socialites and philanthropists attended the event.

Patrick McMullan via Getty Image


Socialites and philanthropists attended the event.

Patrick McMullan via Getty Image


Socialites and philanthropists attended the event.

Patrick McMullan via Getty Image


Socialites and philanthropists attended the event.

Patrick McMullan via Getty Image

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