Black NYC Voters Helped Elect A Progressive Candidate For Mayor In 2013. Will They Now Back Eric Adams?

Sitting on the ledge of a playground in the St. Albans neighborhood of Queens, Gregg Vance had just overheard two adult basketball players say they weren’t plugged into the mayoral race.

“You don’t know who’s running?” he said in disbelief.

Vance, a 72-year-old ex-basketball coach, is well aware that there’s a primary coming up. He knows all about ranked-choice voting. His ballot is pretty much already filled out. He estimated that he’s seen his first-choice, Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, visit the neighborhood around eight times.

Eight years after de Blasio won on an anti-stop-and-frisk platform, Eric Adams is running on a plan to increase policing in the subway and spot checks at Port Authority. Shutterstock Sitting on the ledge of a playground in the St. Albans neighborhood of Queens, Gregg Vance had just overheard […]

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