On Sunday’s episode of City Watch on WBAI, award-winning columnist Ross Barkan and progressive political strategist Trip Yang breakdown the general election results and talk about what’s ahead next year.
The expected win means Adams, the current Brooklyn borough president, will become the city’s second Black mayor, following David Dinkins’ historic election to the post more than three decades ago in 1989.
New York City will choose its next mayor on Tuesday. Check here throughout the day for developments in the 2021 election.
It’s been nearly a year since Democratic frontrunner Eric Adams officially kicked off his campaign for mayor and seven months since his Republican opponent Curtis Sliwa entered the race. New York City has been in election mode ever since.
In the summer of 1989, City Limits asked the candidates running for mayor of New York—including Ed Koch and David Dinkins—to explain their plans and policies on homelessness, housing and development. Read what they had to say at the time (except for Rudy Giuliani, who didn’t respond).
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City Limits sat down with Democrat Eric Adams and Republican Curtis Sliwa to quiz them about what they would do, if elected, to address the city’s ongoing housing and homelessness crises—specifically their policies when it comes to families and children in the shelter system.
The latest filings with the NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB) show that in the race to run City Hall, Democrat Eric Adams continues to out-raise and outspend his main rival, Republican candidate Curtis Sliwa.
The Democratic nominee for mayor says he wants to convert shuttered lodgings outside Manhattan into 25,000 units of supportive and permanently affordable housing. While his plan is light on details, it’s excited housing advocates.
Sliwa, who is unlikely to win the mayor’s race because of the high numbers of Democrats in New York, criticized Adams’ hobnobbing with city elites and trendy teenage TikTokers, claiming that the Brooklyn Borough President was more fixed on “keeping up with the Kardashians” and “raising the roof” than he was on the issues facing the city.