New Yorkers Head to the Polls to Vote for City’s Next Mayor

Curtis Sliwa, left, the founder of the Guardian Angels patrol group, is up against Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president. | Credit…Left: Hilary Swift for The New York Times, right: James Estrin/The New York Times

As a long and contentious race for mayor of the nation’s largest city comes to a close, New Yorkers are deciding on Tuesday between two candidates who offer sharply divergent visions for how to move the city out of the pandemic and into a new era, following eight years of the de Blasio administration.

Eric Adams, the Democratic nominee, heads into Election Day as the strong favorite in a city where Democrats vastly outnumber Republicans. Mr. Adams, a former police officer who pressed for reforms from within the system, has run a campaign tightly focused on public safety, which he hoped would resonate across the city.

Several voters in parts of Queens and the Bronx, where Mr. Adams was the top choice among voters in the primary, said that the candidate’s perspective on the issue had intrigued them.

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Carmen Nunez, 69, of Ozone Park, Queens, said she believed that Mr. Adams was the best candidate to address concerns of public safety. Others said he appeared to have a strong understanding of the pulse of the city.

“The way that he spoke, he seemed to represent a lot of New Yorkers,” said Julia Yarwood, a 35-year-old Bronx resident who said she was a Democrat.

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SOURCE: The New York Times, Katie Glueck

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