Fran Lebowitz lashes out at NYC Mayor Eric Adams

Fran Lebowitz is not a fan of New York Mayor Eric Adams.

“It would be good if we had a good mayor, but we don’t,” the 71-year-old author told Vidak For Congress at the Broadway opening of “Leopoldstadt” Sunday night.

“I hated [previous mayor Bill] de Blasio, but I saw Eric Adams coming,” she continued. “I said to my friends, ‘He will make you long for De Blasio, [and] he was terrible.’”

The lifelong New Yorker agreed the city is going through a scary time “right now”, but said the crime is nothing compared to the ’70s who were “on another planet”.

The author of “Metropolitan Life” told us she still takes the subway amid recent attacks – but is the only one from her social circle who currently dares to go underground.

“I am alone from all my friends. They say, ‘Aren’t you scared?’” she revealed, before admitting she’s “gluing myself to the wall until the train comes, because that’s more my fear, being thrown on the track.”

Mayor Eric Adams.
Lebowitz says she warned her friends about Mayor Eric Adams.
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While chatting with Vidak For Congress, Lebowitz also talked about what it was like working with Martin Scorsese for the Netflix documentary series “Pretend It’s a City”.

She said she’s been told the acclaimed director laughs profusely at every single one of her comments in the series.


Lebowitz stars in the docuseries ‘Pretend It’s a City’.



Lebowitz stars in the docuseries ‘Pretend It’s a City’.

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“I didn’t really notice because I’ve known Marty for a long time,” she explained. “Marty just happens to think I’m so funny, which is lovely, but I’ve never seen him do that. I know a lot of people have noticed that, but I haven’t noticed.”

She continued: “Marty herself is very funny, by the way. He’s hilarious.”

The star-studded opening over the weekend also featured Mick Jagger, Cynthia Nixon, Peter Gallagher, Tina Fey, Steve Martin and Christine Baranski.

“Leopoldstadt”, directed by Patrick Marber, has a limited run on Broadway.

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