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For all of those invested in a healthy turnout, the early numbers do not bode particularly well. Just 16,867 voters showed up on Saturday, according to the Board of Election’s unofficial tally. Every New Yorker who has yet to cast a vote is still theoretically persuadable. And the candidates are sparing no expense in trying to reach them. Garcia out-raises field, and Adams outspends itIn the final weeks of the mayor’s race, donations have poured in to the campaign of Kathryn Garcia, a former sanitation commissioner who has risen from long shot to viable leading candidate.
Persons: bode, Garcia, Adams, Kathryn Garcia Organizations: Yorker
Early Voting Begins in Wide-Open Race for New York Mayor
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( Emma G. Fitzsimmons | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +2 min
I’ve never seen it so bad.”In southeast Queens, Ayo Olanipekun, 53, a pilot, ranked Mr. Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, first, then Mr. McGuire and Maya Wiley. Political groups are encouraging New Yorkers to vote early to avoid long lines on Election Day. Al Sharpton, the civil rights leader, held a rally on Saturday with several leading candidates to encourage people to vote early. Mr. Sharpton decided not to make a mayoral endorsement this year, disappointing Mr. Adams who had been pushing hard for his support. Still, on Saturday, Mr. Sharpton defended Mr. Adams regarding questions about his residency, saying that Mr. Adams clearly lived in Brooklyn.
Persons: Mr, Mancuso, , I’ve, Ayo Olanipekun, Adams, McGuire, Maya Wiley, , Kathryn Garcia, Shaun Donovan, Evelyn Yang, Yang, Al Sharpton, Sharpton Organizations: city’s Locations: Harlem, Queens, Brooklyn, York City, City, Manhattan
Kathryn Garcia Is Fine With Second Place
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( Tunku Varadarajan | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Brooklyn, N.Y.As they jostle to get ahead of each other in a crowded and anarchic primary, the Democratic candidates for New York mayor resemble a cluster of bumper cars. On other days, the lead has been with Kathryn Garcia, former head of the city’s Sanitation Department, and even Maya Wiley, who bounced close to the top of the heap this week after receiving an endorsement from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Viewed another way, no candidate in this perverse mayoral election has consistently led in the opinion polls—which this year have been desultory, even a little derelict. To be fair, the pollsters have struggled not only with canvassing opinion amid a pandemic, but also with the novel form of ranked-choice voting introduced for this election. How do you conduct a call in which you ask an already impatient stranger—finger ready to disconnect—who his second, third and fourth choices are?
Persons: Eric Adams, Andrew Yang the, Kathryn Garcia, Maya Wiley, Alexandria Ocasio Organizations: Democratic, New, Brooklyn, city’s Sanitation Department Locations: Brooklyn, N.Y, New York, Alexandria, Cortez
Democratic candidate for New York City Mayor Maya Wiley speaks to voters and media while campaigning at the Co-op City housing complex in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File PhotoFor months, a trio of liberal Democratic candidates in New York City's mayoral race has vied for the mantle of progressive standard-bearer in a crowded field. "New York is not a progressive city," said Christina Greer, a political science professor at Fordham University. "We know there are a lot of Democratic voters who call themselves progressive and support progressive values but think AOC is a little too far left." "She's clearly the progressive candidate that can win in this race," said Gabby Seay, the political director for the union, which represents healthcare workers.
Persons: New York City Mayor Maya Wiley, Mike Segar, Maya Wiley, Representative Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Elizabeth Warren of, Jumaane Williams, , Andrew Yang, Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia, Wiley, Adams, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, Bill de Blasio, Christina Greer, Scott Stringer, Dianne Morales, Stringer, Morales, Sochie Nnaemeka, Gabby Seay Organizations: Democratic, New York City Mayor, REUTERS, MSNBC, U.S, Representative, Working Families Party, Brooklyn Borough, New York Police, NYPD, Republican, Democrat, Fordham University, City Hall, Service Employees International Union, Thomson Locations: Bronx, New York City , New York, U.S, New York, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Brooklyn, York
New York City Mayoral Candidates to Debate Ahead of Early Voting
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Katie Honan | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.77   time to read: +1 min
The top five Democratic candidates in the race to be the next mayor of New York City will face off Thursday night in a televised debate two days before early voting begins. Ms. Wiley was ranked as the top choice by 17% of the voters, the poll showed. The primary will take place on June 22 but early voting begins at select polling locations on Saturday. The primary will be the first time ranked-choice voting will be used in a citywide race. With Democrats vastly outnumbering Republicans in New York City, the winner of the Democratic primary is considered the favorite to be the next mayor.
Persons: Eric Adams, Maya Wiley, Bill de Blasio, Alexandria Ocasio, Adams, Wiley, Andrew Yang, Kathryn Garcia, Scott Stringer Organizations: Democratic, Brooklyn Borough, U.S . Rep, Emerson College, PIX11, Sanitation, WCBS Locations: New York City, Alexandria, Cortez
Eric Adams, the former NYPD captain and president of the Borough of Brooklyn, answered questions about his residency status on Wednesday, allowing local reporters to tour his Central Brooklyn home. "If I'm not at Borough Hall, I'm here," Adams, a Democrat, told reporters inside his ground-floor, red-brick home. The tour came after a Politico New York report raised serious questions about Adams' main residency, which is a requirement to be mayor of the city. Adams said he has used the New Jersey property occasionally but said the Brooklyn home is his main residence. Adams, who has criticized Yang, saying he left the city during the pandemic, was joined by his 25-year-old son, Jordan, during the tour.
Persons: Eric Adams, Adams, Tracey Collins, , ” Adams, Maya Wiley, Bill de Blasio, Andrew Yang, Kathryn Garcia, Scott Stringer, Shaun Donovan, Raymond McGuire, Dianne Morales, Yang, Jordan, I've, ” McGuire, , Garcia, Wiley Organizations: NYPD, Central Brooklyn, Borough Hall, Politico, Brooklyn Borough, Democratic, GOP, Rep, Bronx ., Former City, New York Daily News Locations: Borough, Brooklyn, York, New Jersey, City of New York, New York City, Alexandria, Queens, Bronx
How to Watch New York’s Next Democratic Mayoral Debate
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( The New York Times | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.95   time to read: 1 min
The third official debate among major Democratic candidates for mayor of New York City takes place Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. Unlike the two previous debates, only four of the leading candidates are set to attend: Kathryn Garcia, Scott M. Stringer, Maya Wiley and Andrew Yang. Another front-runner, Eric Adams, also was invited, but said he would attend a vigil for a 10-year-old who was fatally shot in Queens instead. The event is the last televised debate before the start of early voting on Saturday ahead of the June 22 primary. Here are some of the ways you can watch and follow the debate:
Persons: Kathryn Garcia, Scott M, Stringer, Maya Wiley, Andrew Yang, Eric Adams Organizations: Democratic Locations: New York, Queens
Mayor Debate Live Updates: Candidates Respond to Eric Adams Residency Controversy The other leading Democratic candidates took on Eric Adams, who has faced questions about whether he lives in New York or New Jersey. Credit... Jordan Gale for The New York Times Scott M. Stringer, the city comptroller, has worked in and around politics and government for decades. Mr. Adams had initially said he would not attend the debate, but changed his mind on Thursday. Here are some of the ways you can watch and follow the debate: The New York Times will carry a stream of the debate on its live blog. Reporters from The New York Times will provide commentary and analysis throughout the hour.
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Top Mayoral Rivals Attack Adams and Clash on Policing and Ethics
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Katie Glueck | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.61   time to read: +2 min
More than any other candidate, Mr. Adams has discussed issues of rising gun violence and other crime, at a time when polls show public safety to be a top priority for New York Democratic voters. At the debate, the contenders focused on issues of gun violence as well as hate crimes. She went on to sketch out plans for confronting mental illness and homelessness as part of the solution. And as in previous debates, some of the clearest distinctions in the field emerged over issues of public safety, as Ms. Wiley staked out some of the most left-leaning positions on the stage. Asked about the idea of taking guns away from New York Police Department officers, every candidate except for Ms. Wiley said no.
Persons: Adams’s, Adams, we’ve, , Kathryn Garcia, Wiley, Scott M, Stringer, “ We’re, ” Mr Organizations: New York Democratic, New York Police Department, Yorkers Locations: New York
Mr. Adams, a former police captain, has topped a number of recent polls as he presses a message focused on public safety, but the race appears fluid even in the final days. A Spectrum News NY1/Ipsos poll released earlier this week showed Mr. Adams leading the Democratic field, followed by Andrew Yang, the former presidential candidate, and Kathryn Garcia, the former sanitation commissioner. Jumaane D. Williams, the New York City public advocate, endorsed Ms. Wiley on Wednesday. Questions about how Mr. Adams spends his time when not on the campaign trail injected a new element of uncertainty into the race and offered fresh fodder for his opponents. “Eric Adams has a problematic record of not being fully honest or transparent with the voters of New York,” Ms. Garcia said in a statement on Wednesday.
Persons: Adams, Andrew Yang, Kathryn Garcia, Alexandria Ocasio, Maya, Wiley, Bill de Blasio, Jumaane, Williams, “ Eric Adams, ” Ms, Garcia, Organizations: Democratic, New, City Hall Locations: New York City, New York, Covid
New York’s Second Chance
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( Jonathan Mahler | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +73 min
I didn’t even feel it when Dr. Chester pierced my arm.”New York was about to get a second chance. Wall Street boomed and property values soared, drawing foreign investors who parked their fortunes in constantly appreciating New York City real estate. Mayor Bill de Blasio, now in his second and final term, has proposed the biggest budget in New York City history. Of the 100 biggest school districts in America, New York City’s school system already spends the most per capita. The mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia, formerly the commissioner for the New York City Sanitation Department, pulled ahead in the polls in late May.
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Eric Adams Draws Fire for Skipping Mayoral Debate
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( Anne Barnard | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.89   time to read: 1 min
Turbulence again rocked the New York City mayoral race on Tuesday, as Eric Adams, a leading contender, came under fire from two directions, even as two rivals, Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley, displayed signs of growing support. Mr. Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, first drew criticism for his decision to skip a new debate among the top candidates scheduled for Thursday; he will instead attend a vigil for a 10-year-old killed in gun violence in Queens. Then questions emerged over where Mr. Adams actually lives, after Politico reported some inconsistencies in public records that suggested that he did not live in the Brooklyn apartment where he had registered to run for mayor. During the pandemic, Mr. Adams has often slept in Brooklyn Borough Hall, a habit that he has apparently continued in recent weeks. He also co-owns an apartment in Fort Lee, N.J.
Persons: Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia, Maya Wiley, Adams Organizations: New York City, Politico, Brooklyn Borough Hall Locations: Brooklyn, Queens, Brooklyn Borough, Fort Lee, N.J
Kathryn Garcia’s first job in city government was at 22 years old as an intern in New York City’s Department of Sanitation in 1993, answering correspondence and doing data analytics. Ms. Garcia entered the race in January, touting her management prowess. Early polls of the mayoral race showed she had little support in a field of more than a dozen candidates. But recent endorsements from the editorial boards of the New York Times and the New York Daily News boosted her profile. A May 26 poll showed her in the lead in the race, holding a 3-percentage-point edge over Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.
Persons: Kathryn Garcia’s, Garcia, Eric Adams Organizations: New York City’s Department of Sanitation, Democratic, New York Times, New York Daily News, Brooklyn Borough Locations: New York, Manhattan
Kathryn Garcia Doesn’t Want to Be Anyone’s No. 2
  + stars: | 2021-06-07 | by ( Dana Rubinstein | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
The New York City mayoral race is one of the most consequential political contests in a generation, with immense challenges awaiting the winner. This is the seventh in a series of profiles of the major candidates. June 7, 2021Even for a New York City mayoral candidate who seemed like a long shot, the event early last month had a desperate quality to it. Kathryn Garcia, a former sanitation commissioner, had agreed to a “pie-off” charity appearance with Paperboy Love Prince, an artist also running for mayor. The messages seemed clear: Sometimes you have to throw some pies and break some glass to draw attention and — to paraphrase a profane campaign slogan of hers — to get stuff done.
Persons: Kathryn Garcia, Paperboy, Prince, , Garcia, Organizations: New York City, New York, Twitter Locations: New York City
New York City will have a new mayor as Bill de Blasio hits his term limit. Controversies and notable items: Since launching his mayoral campaign, Yang has been under much heavier scrutiny than he faced while running for president. Eric AdamsBrooklyn Borough President and Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams. Dianne MoralesNonprofit executive and Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Dianne Morales. Shaun DonovanNew York City mayoral candidate Shaun Donovan.
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Native New Yorker and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the Democratic Party's leading progressive voices, on Saturday endorsed Maya Wiley's bid to become the next mayor of New York City. The New York Democrat's nod could give a boost to Wiley, a former lawyer for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has lagged behind Democratic frontrunners Eric Adams, Andrew Yang and Kathryn Garcia. "We have an option of a candidate who can center people, racial justice, economic justice and climate justice," Ocasio-Cortez said during her announcement in New York City. "[Wiley] didn't just come up to run for mayor but has experience and has a lifetime of dedication to this." "She will be a progressive in Gracie Mansion," Ocasio-Cortez said, referring to the mayor's official residence.
Persons: Alexandria Ocasio, Maya Wiley's, Bill de Blasio, Eric Adams, Andrew Yang, Kathryn Garcia, Cortez, Wiley, didn't, Adams, ” Maya Wiley, Mark Lennihan, Julián Castro, Barack Obama, She's, Castro, litigator, De Blasio Organizations: U.S . Rep, Democratic, The, Wiley, New York, Yorkers, New York City Democratic, MSNBC, Urban, NAACP, ACLU, New York Police Department Locations: Yorker, Alexandria, Cortez, New York City, New, Gracie
In a weak field, Kathryn Garcia stands out as the candidate best prepared to run New York City. In a race that was supposed to be a clash between progressive and moderate visions for the city, Garcia has been managing to sidestep that fight with a message about competence. "Garcia gets it done" is her slogan, and she's widely praised for her track record as a manager in unglamorous city agencies including sanitation, environmental protection, and the New York City Housing Authority. Garcia does not have a lot of charisma, nor does she have an especially grand ideological vision. For eight years, New York City has had a mayor who seems bored.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed civil rights attorney Maya Wiley for New York City mayor. In endorsing Wiley, Ocasio-Cortez said that "we need a city by and for working people." The endorsement could give Wiley a major boost over the other progressive candidates in the race. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the most prominent progressive voices in the country, on Saturday endorsed Maya Wiley in the New York City mayoral race, imploring voters to "come together as a movement." "If we don't come together as a movement, we will get a New York City built by and for billionaires, and we need a city by and for working people," Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said.
Persons: Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Maya Wiley, Wiley, Bill de Blasio, Ocasio, it's, Scott Stringer, Dianne Morales, Stringer, Morales, Eric Adams, Andrew Yang, Kathryn Garcia Organizations: New York City, Wiley, NBC News, MSNBC, Democratic, City Hall, New, Congressional, Brooklyn Borough Locations: Alexandria, New, Ocasio, Cortez, City, Manhattan, New York City, Bronx, Queens
Can the Next Mayor Make New York Safe Again?
  + stars: | 2021-06-04 | by ( Mene Ukueberuwa | ) www.wsj.com + 0.00   time to read: +12 min
“We need a plainclothes unit to go after illegal guns,” Mr. Adams says, adding that he’d fund it by eliminating clerical jobs in the department. We hired them to go after violent crime.”Like his opponents, Mr. Adams opposes widespread stop and frisk. “It is unconscionable that three out of four shooters are still on the loose in Brooklyn.”Mr. Yang’s critics, including Mr. Adams, write him off as unserious. That’s the case for many attendees at an Asian-American rally for Mr. Adams in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens on a Sunday morning. Mr. Jiang notes that many Chinese residents of Flushing support Mr. Yang, whose parents immigrated to the U.S. from Taiwan.
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REUTERS/Mike SegarWhen New York City voters go to the polls on June 22 to select their party's mayoral nominee, they will fill out a new kind of ballot that allows them to pick up to five candidates in order of preference in a system known as ranked-choice voting. Under RCV, voters can rank multiple contenders instead of choosing just one. Dozens of cities, including San Francisco, Minneapolis and Salt Lake City, use RCV for local elections. In New York's mayoral election, voters can list up to five names. Research shows RCV elections feature more candidates of color, according to FairVote, a nonprofit group that favors the system.
Persons: Kathryn Garcia, Mike Segar, RCV, Susan Lerner, Lerner, Christina Greer, I've, Bill de Blasio's Organizations: Democratic, New York, REUTERS, RCV, Academy of Motion Picture Arts, Sciences, Manhattan, Fordham University, Thomson Locations: Manhattan's Chinatown, New York City, U.S, San Francisco , Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, New York, York's
The leading Democratic contenders for New York City mayor, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, faced harsh attacks from each other and a half dozen rivals during a televised debate on Wednesday. "We know that you've been investigated for corruption everywhere you've gone," Yang said, calling Adams "unprincipled." 1/3 Andrew Yang, Democratic candidate for mayor of New York City, speaks during a rally against Asian hate crimes following the May 31, 2021 unprovoked attack on a 55 year old Asian woman, in Manhattan's Chinatown district of New York City, U.S., June 2, 2021. Yang responded by defending his experience as a surrogate for national Democrats, including President Joe Biden, during last year's election. The candidates spent much of the two-hour debate clashing over policing and crime, with polls showing public safety is voters’ top concern.
Persons: Andrew Yang, Eric Adams, Yang, Scott Stringer, Maya Wiley, Yang –, , you've, Adams, Shannon Stapleton Read, Joe Biden, Kathryn Garcia, , Stringer, Dianne Morales Organizations: Democratic, New York City, Brooklyn Borough, Republican, MSNBC, Adams, REUTERS, Democrats, Thomson Locations: Brooklyn, New York City, Manhattan's Chinatown, U.S, New York
After a Fiery N.Y.C. Mayoral Debate, Who’s Ahead? Who Knows?
  + stars: | 2021-06-03 | by ( Giovanni Russonello | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
“I didn’t feel like anybody had such a compelling idea or policy proposal that it would make a big impression on undecided voters,” he added. In a Fontas/Core Decision Analytics poll released last week, no candidate was the first-choice pick of even one in five likely voters. More than that — 26 percent — said they were entirely undecided. (And even that came only after respondents were pushed to name a choice: On first blush, 50 percent of likely voters said they hadn’t settled on a top candidate.) And the pandemic has put a damper on traditional campaigning: Only in recent weeks have candidate sightings on the streets of New York become commonplace, as the race hits the homestretch.
Persons: ” Michael Krasner, , , , Yang, Adams, centrists — Adams, Kathryn Garcia Organizations: Queens College, Taft Institute for Government Locations: New York, Brooklyn
New York City Mayoral Candidates to Meet in Second Democratic Debate
  + stars: | 2021-06-02 | by ( Katie Honan | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.81   time to read: +1 min
The Democratic candidates in New York City’s mayoral race are set to square off in a second debate on Wednesday night, as recent polls show no clear front-runner with less than three weeks before the primary. The debate will feature eight of the 13 candidates on the ballot and will take place in person after a previous debate was held virtually. Polls released after the first debate on May 13 showed a tight race with shifting preferences among voters. But support for her campaign has surged in recent weeks after she won endorsements from the New York Times and the New York Daily News. Another poll released by lobbying firm Fontas Advisors and Core Decision Analytics had Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams leading with 18%.
Persons: Kathryn Garcia, Garcia, Eric Adams, Adams Organizations: Democratic, WABC, Emerson College, PIX11, New York Times, New York Daily News, Fontas Advisors, New York Police Locations: New York, Brooklyn
What to Watch For in the New York Mayoral Debate
  + stars: | 2021-06-02 | by ( The New York Times | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.94   time to read: +1 min
The second official debate among the eight major Democratic candidates for mayor of New York City takes place Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The state of the race now also looks different in several ways from the last debate. The campaign of the most left-leaning candidate in the field, Ms. Morales, is facing internal strife and disillusion. And Ms. Garcia, the former sanitation commissioner, has gained traction in the limited polling available, placing her as a front-runner alongside Mr. Yang and Mr. Adams. Other candidates, like Ms. Wiley, are looking to build similar momentum.
Persons: Eric Adams, Shaun Donovan, Kathryn Garcia, Raymond J, McGuire, Dianne Morales, Scott M, Stringer, Maya Wiley, Andrew Yang, Morales, Garcia, Yang, Adams, Wiley Organizations: Democratic Locations: New York
The last debate was barely three weeks ago, but since then, the contours of the race have changed dramatically. Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, has also taken swipes at Ms. Garcia — a reflection of her standing in the race. Public polling remains sparse and highly unreliable, but there is a consensus that Mr. Yang and Mr. Adams have been front-runners throughout the race, though Mr. Adams appears to have pulled ahead of Mr. Yang in some recent surveys. (Mr. Adams, for his part has long been critical of Mr. In the last debate, Maya D. Wiley, a former counsel to Mr. de Blasio, sought to put Mr. Adams on the defensive over his record on stop-and-frisk policing tactics.
Persons: Kathryn Garcia, Andrew Yang, Garcia, Yang, Bill de Blasio, Eric Adams, Adams, Wiley, de Blasio, Mr, Dianne Morales, Scott M, Stringer, Shaun Donovan, Raymond J, McGuire Organizations: The New York Times, Citi Locations: Brooklyn
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