Lily Allen catches Mayor Eric Adams riding the subway in the middle of a crime spike

Mayor Eric Adams took the 6 train Monday to show support for everyday commuters amid a recent spate of violent incidents on the city’s subway system.

Adams was seen clutching what appeared to be an iPad and his trademark smoothie as he arrived at City Hall by public transport.

And snapping his journey was none other than British pop star Lily Allen.

With her Instagram story, the “Smile” hitmaker, who is married to “Stranger Things” star David Harbour, got some celebrity sightings of herself on Monday.

“Oh hi Eric Adams @nycmayor at 6,” she wrote along with the snap of Adams, showing him looking up.

The mayor’s MTA trip comes as he faces mounting pressure to act on the rising transit crime rate plaguing the city.

The mayor initially blamed the news media for fueling a “perception” that New York City and its massive subway system are unsafe despite violent crime rising 39% in August citywide compared to 2019, according to the NYPD .

British pop star Lily Allen saw Mayor Eric Adams ride the train.

British pop star Lily Allen saw Mayor Eric Adams ride the train.

Footage shows Lamale McRae pushing David Martin onto an L train platform.

Footage shows Lamale McRae pushing David Martin onto an L train platform.


Lamale McRae's arrest

Lamale McRae has previously spent 20 years behind bars for attempted murder.


Lily Allen is seen at the Fendi Spring Summer 2023 Show during Milan Fashion Week on September 21, 2022 in Milan, Italy.

It is not known if Lily Allen cooperated with Mayor Eric Adams.


Adams held a crime summit at Gracie Mansion over the weekend, but offered few details on concrete action afterward.

“Every time we engage in this conversation around the criminal justice system, people bring up one term, and that’s ‘bail reform,'” the mayor said. “There are so many other aspects of the justice system that we were able to talk through and discuss.”

The mayor was accused of not doing enough to curb rising crime rates by none other than the grieving mother of a straphanger who was accidentally pushed onto the Brooklyn subway tracks and left traumatized to the point of being suicidal.

Audrey Martin, whose son David Martin, a 32-year-old waiter on the Upper East Side, suffered a broken collarbone and painful bruises in Friday afternoon’s attack on an L train platform, told The Post: “Mayor Adams is totally not in contact with what is going on.”

“More cops? He’s wrong,” she continued, referring to the plan Adams touted to flood the subway with additional overtime NYPD and MTA officers to try to contain the terrifying bloodshed.

“This is a mental health issue,” she said. “We are not addressing the problem. More overtime is not the answer.”

“Mayor Adams was a cop. He should know better. This is all grandiose. We have a city in crisis. We have a psychological crisis,” she added.

The mayor’s and governor’s plan includes new 25-bed units at two community psychiatric facilities for the mentally ill homeless. It also calls for police officers and other first responders to receive training on how best to transport the mentally ill from subways to psychiatric treatment.

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