New Yorkers elected Eric Adams, a retired police captain, former state senator and two-term Brooklyn borough president, as the city’s 110th mayor on Tuesday — hoping he can lead a metropolis of 8.8 million residents out of the ravages of the pandemic.

After a competitive Democratic primary in June where Adams eked out a victory by just 7,197 votes, he handily defeated Republican radio host and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa in the general election. The Associated Press called the race shortly after the polls closed at 9 p.m.

On Jan. 1, the 61-year-old Adams will become the second Black man to take the top slot, following David Dinkins over three decades ago — and the first former cop to sit in City Hall since William O’Dwyer’s debut in 1946.

Mayor-elect Eric Adams Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY New Yorkers elected Eric Adams, a retired police captain, former state senator and two-term Brooklyn borough president, as the city’s 110th mayor on Tuesday — hoping he can lead a metropolis of 8.8 million residents out of the ravages of the pandemic.

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