By MICHELLE L. PRICE
NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Adams has stepped into the roles of cheerleader and crisis manager in his first weeks as New York City mayor while facing questions about early controversies of his own making. His early days on the job may foreshadow that the Adams era of New York City is shaping up much like the man. It’s fast-paced, at times contradictory and hard to pin down. Adams himself has long defied easy categorization and cut a complex reputation. He is a Democrat who won a crowded primary contest as a moderate but he pushes back on the idea that he’s not a progressive.