Watch the Center for Community Media forum with four 2021 contenders.


The forum participants, clockwise from top left: Eric Adams, Scott Stringer, Kathryn Garcia and Loree Sutton.

New York City has no shortage of mayoral candidates this year, and mayoral forums aren’t hard to find either. There were a bunch last week, and there will likely be more in the next few days.

Last Thursday, however, was a somewhat unique gathering: Convened by the Center for Community Media at CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, four mayoral hopefuls took questions not from advocacy groups or civic associations, unions or mainstream media, but from the community and ethnic journalists who cover the city in all its granular diversity.

Watch below as Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, retired Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton and City Comptroller Scott Stringer answer questions on schools, contracting, policing and more from community journalists. City Limits’ Jarrett Murphy moderates.

The event was the first in a series of six forums; later events will feature some of the other candidates in the race.