The Race for NYC Mayor in 2021 amid Economic Uncertainty

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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The adage that being mayor of New York City is the “second-toughest job in America” may never have been more true than now.

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 dozen 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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