The weather is warmer, the pandemic restrictions are looser and New York City’s mayoral hopefuls have wasted no time closing their Zoom screens and hitting the streets to reach voters in person for the home stretch of the race.

They’re visiting shops along bustling thoroughfares in the Bronx, addressing parishioners at churches in Southeast Queens and lining up for pictures with children on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. But little ground has been so heavily trafficked as the area outside Brooklyn Borough Hall, where stores, government buildings and a transit hub converge in the heart of one of the city’s most civically-engaged areas.

New York City mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia speaks to the media in Astoria, Queens in New York City. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images Fight for battleground areas underway in mayor’s race, as new voting system upends norms

By SALLY GOLDENBERG

06/01/2021 05:01 AM EDTThe weather is warmer, the pandemic […]

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