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The Mayoral Candidates Take Our Questions


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Subsequent month, New York voters will be capable of rank 5 selections from a listing of eight candidates within the Democratic major, which is more likely to decide who the following mayor will likely be.

The New York Occasions requested the candidates how they’d lead the town. Right here’s what they needed to say (with responses edited for brevity):

[Watch each candidate’s full responses to questions on policing, climate change and their New York City favorites, and read what we learned from the interviews.]

Eric Adams: Mr. Adams described a plan to have a “cross-section” of group leaders and organizations interview precinct commanders. “As a result of when you’ve got the fallacious match, like we’re witnessing time and again in communities with historic rigidity between police and communities, you’re not going to begin the method of rebuilding belief.”

Dianne Morales: “I don’t consider that we are able to reform the police division. I feel we have to rework it. And I feel that which means divesting from the division in the best way that it’s, investing within the providers that we’d like after which basically reworking the best way the division operates in our communities.”

Raymond J. McGuire: “One, I might appoint a deputy mayor for public security. Two, I might have chain-of-command accountability. And three, I might create an emergency social providers bureau, 24 hours, seven days per week.”

Maya Wiley: Ms. Wiley would enhance the capital development finances to $10 billion. “That is cash the place we put folks to work and repair what was damaged even earlier than Covid.”

Kathryn Garcia: “The very first thing I might do to assist New York Metropolis get better from the pandemic is admittedly make certain we’re investing in our small companies and that we’re bringing again the issues that differentiate us from the remainder of the nation.”

Andrew Yang: “Now we have to get again a few of the 66 million vacationers who helped assist 300,000 of the 600,000 jobs we’re lacking, in addition to all of the commuters who’re lacking from Midtown and different components of the town.”

Shaun Donovan: “Let’s ask our younger folks, our CUNY college students, our latest graduates who’re interested by turning into academics. Let’s put them to work proper now, facet by facet with our academics, serving to our children catch up educationally but in addition socially and emotionally.”

Scott M. Stringer: “My N.Y.C. Beneath-3 youngster care program would subsidize high quality youngster care for each youngster. And second, we have to put two academics in each classroom.”


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The New York Metropolis Marathon, one of many largest occasions staged within the metropolis annually, will return in November with a lowered however nonetheless sizable discipline of runners, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo introduced on Monday.

The race will happen on its ordinary date, the primary Sunday in November, with about 33,000 runners as a substitute of the standard 55,000 leaving the beginning line on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on Staten Island. The 26.2-mile race by way of the 5 boroughs, happening months after the returns of groups and followers to baseball stadiums and indoor arenas, is predicted to be a milestone in New York’s restoration from the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s the North Star,” Ted Metellus, the race director, stated of the marathon’s return. “It’s the factor that claims we’re again.”

The announcement comes as New York continues to emerge from the form of pandemic restrictions that led to the cancellation of final 12 months’s marathon. With vaccinations rising and coronavirus circumstances lowering, the town and state proceed to finish or ease guidelines on all the pieces from eating in eating places to attendance at ballparks and health facilities.

[Read more about the plans for this year’s marathon.]

Officers agreed to scale back the dimensions of the sector of runners this 12 months to stop overcrowding, although any plan to regulate crowds alongside the course — and any restrictions that could be imposed on them — stays unclear.

The smaller discipline will assist to scale back the variety of folks on the ferries and buses that shuttle runners to the beginning village at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island and create extra room for social distancing amongst members as soon as they arrive.

To compete, runners will likely be required to check adverse for the coronavirus within the days earlier than the race or present proof of full vaccination, although organizers should nonetheless decide insurance policies about when exams will happen, who can pay for them and the results for somebody who exams optimistic. Runners won’t be required to put on masks whereas on the course.

It’s Tuesday — lace up your sneakers.


Pricey Diary:

I used to be biking again to Brooklyn throughout the Manhattan Bridge and the solar was setting. It was lovely out. I had the wind in my hair and a smile on my face.

It was a type of easy moments that simply felt so good I wished to share it with somebody.

I seemed over and noticed a prepare passing by. I waved gleefully at an older man who was searching the window. He brightened and waved again, after which he disappeared.

— Grace Service


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