The city’s budget has taken a huge hit from COVID-19 shutdowns. Joblessness, demand for aid and a looming eviction crisis are exacerbating the economic inequality that existed before the virus arrived last year. The city has also seen a major spike in shootings.

And yet, more than two New Yorkers have signed up to become our next mayor and more are eyeing a bid. Whomever succeeds Bill de Blasio must cope with the pandemic’s aftermath (hopefully), as well the unprecedented economic and social disruption it has wrought.

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Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY Reporters prepare for a socially distanced news conference with Mayor Bill de Blasio, March 16, 2020. The adage that being mayor of New York City is the “ second-toughest job in America” may never have been more true than now.

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