The ex-NYPD Cop and Brooklyn Borough President is on his way to become the next “Big Apple ‘ Mayor…..
He’ll be the citiy’s second Black Mayor…
He has been called (AP) after the second round of ranked vote choice in New York City…..
Eric L. Adams, who rose from poverty to become an iconoclastic police captain and the borough president of Brooklyn, won the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York City on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press, putting him on track to become the second Black mayor in the history of the nation’s largest city.
The contest was seen as one of the city’s most critical elections in a generation, with the winner expected to help set New York on a recovery course from the economic devastation of Covid-19 and from the longstanding racial and socioeconomic inequalities that the pandemic deepened.
But as the campaign entered its final months, a spike in shootings and homicides drove public safety and crime to the forefront of voters’ minds, and Mr. Adams — the only leading candidate with a law enforcement background — moved urgently to demonstrate authority on the issue.
Mr. Adams held an 8,400-vote lead over Kathryn Garcia, a margin of one percentage point — small enough that it was not immediately clear whether she or any of his opponents would contest the result in court. All three leading candidates had filed to maintain the option to challenge the results. If no one does so, Mr. Adams’s victory could be certified as soon as next week….
Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley, the two mayoral candidates who have consistently trailed Eric Adams in the election results as new tabulations have been released, did not concede on Tuesday evening, even after Mr. Adams declared victory and The Associated Press projected him as the winner of the Democratic nomination….
image….James Estrin/The New York Times