He will lose….
Everyone knows this….
But the Daily News takes a look at the ex-Guardian Angel who is no stranger to the New York City media….
Curtis Sliwa, the charismatic if quirky Republican nominee in the New York City mayoral race, lives in a 325-square-foot apartment on the Upper West Side with his wife, more than a dozen rescue cats and no TV.
He recognizes that few people believe he has a chance of winning the November general election against the Democratic nominee, Eric Adams. He seems unfazed.
“The over-under point spread is a challenging one, there’s no doubt about it,” Sliwa, 67, said recently in his Brooklyn brogue. “But, you know, this has been my whole life. I don’t ever remember a time in my life where the odds were for me. They’ve always been against me.”
That life, which began in the middle-class enclave of Canarsie, has been spent in the city’s streets and subways and marked by relentless self-promotion.
In 1979, Sliwa founded the Guardian Angels, a controversial crimefighting group that drew plaudits and putdowns as it battled muggings and mayhem below ground. For years, the subway crew was Sliwa’s primary claim to fame.
But now, after winning a sleepy Republican mayoral primary against Fernando Mateo, a businessman, Sliwa has set about trying to spoil Adams’ ride to Gracie Mansion. He faces seemingly impossible odds….
image…Crain’s NY Business