A Month Ahead of the Primary, New Yorkers Are Still Mulling Their Options

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For the second time this election cycle, Gothamist/WNYC reporters fanned out throughout town to speak to voters. In April, we discovered that almost all New Yorkers we spoke with have been unfamiliar with the candidates within the mayoral race, with some not even conscious there’s a major in June. One month later, our unscientific ballot reveals that extra voters now have a normal sense that there’s an vital election developing, and still have a deal with on at the least one of many candidates operating. Many we spoke to stated they deliberate to buckle down and analysis their choices within the coming weeks. Under you may discover among the solutions we acquired to our questions on which candidates they’re leaning in direction of, and essentially the most urgent points they need the subsequent mayor to deal with. With 4 ladies on the poll, we additionally requested if New Yorkers cared if the subsequent mayor was a lady.

13 Democrats and two Republicans shall be on the poll come June. Registered voters can begin casting their votes on June twelfth by means of June twentieth, and on major day, June twenty second. The deadline to register to vote is Could twenty eighth. It’s a must to be registered with a celebration with a purpose to vote within the major and the deadline to modify events, should you have been already registered to vote however not as a Democrat or Republican, has already handed.

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Tanya Haggler

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Tanya Haggler

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Tanya Haggler, 38, trainer, Crown Heights, undecided

I do know that I’m not voting for Andrew Yang. That I do know. He hasn’t been within the metropolis and I don’t assume he is aware of what’s happening within the metropolis. I really feel like should you’rw operating for mayor it is best to have been residing right here, voted in our native elections. I nonetheless need to dive in, I feel there are 14 candidates operating at this level. No I don’t have anyone that I’ve been deeply drawn to but. I do know that I’m a trainer and the UFT endorsed Scott Stringer, and I don’t actually see one thing that’s making me overwhelmingly for him both. And now there’s the sexual abuse allegations towards him.




Raymond Daniels

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Raymond Daniels

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Raymond Daniels, 74, Starrett Metropolis, Voting for Maya Wiley

She’s a lady and she or he’s black and she or he’s competent. I’ve seen her communicate on MSNBC and on Rachel Maddow. I perceive that she has a grasp of the nuances and zeitgeist that’s present within the nation.




Keren Marshall

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Keren Marshall

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Keren Marshall, 21, Bushwick, Brooklyn School pupil, undecided

I’d like somebody who’s sincere about what they will and may’t do. Not all the things can magically be reformed or pushed in a technique. If there’s somebody about compromising about simply being, about being actually sincere about what must be accomplished. I might admire that in a mayor. It will be cool to have a lady mayor, however I’m all about insurance policies. It would not matter if in case you have good insurance policies. That’s good for me.




Tommy Holliday

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Tommy Holliday

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Tommy Holliday, 60, avenue vendor, Bedford-Stuyvesant, undecided

I’m voting, however I don’t know who I’m voting for but. Yeah trigger, it’s an excessive amount of happening. We need to make certain once we do vote for an elected official we put the best elected official in workplace. We’re in search of a constructive mayor. We’re not in search of a liar. We’re in search of a constructive function mannequin for our neighborhood. Apart from that, you gotta know who you’re voting for, as a result of on the finish of the day, our neighborhood is bored with the low-income housing that was alleged to be low-income after which went to the wealthy folks that would afford to dwell like that.




Jermel McKinney

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Jermel McKinney

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Jermel McKinney, 49, mail service, Jamaica, undecided

It’s been a number of taking pictures in Brooklyn. I need somebody to get weapons off the road. Perhaps some extra applications for youths, in order that they’re extra busy, not taking pictures a gun on the street, preventing with one another over nothing. I hear it so much, strolling round. I hear pictures. As a mail individual I hear the pictures going off on a regular basis.




Teresa Medina

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Teresa Medina


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Teresa Medina, 58, Well being Attendant, Tremont (The Bronx), Undecided

I need somebody extra like Bloomberg, however extra attentive to totally different areas that need–‘trigger each space has a sure want. Sure areas want extra, this and sure areas want extra of that, and that is the place it must be accomplished. [I want a candidate] that is not simply pondering of being a candidate as a result of he can get in, however he has true ethical values. [As for voting for a woman], they’ve that saying that males have a factor of [thinking] within the field. And girls are extra broad-minded. Girls have a extra delicate feeling to the issues that go on.

Housing [is a key issue] because–if you have got a lease and yearly it retains going up…it isn’t good for decrease class and center class folks…the hire must be stabilized. For those who go in there at $1,700, then that is what you are going to pay for, say, you then make it like possibly each 5 years, or each three years it might change.




Elva Olalla

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Elva Olalla


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Elva Olalla, 65, flier distributor, Brooklyn, Undecided

I wouldn’t need to see a feminine mayor as a result of they are saying they’re going to do one thing however they don’t do something. I don’t like that. They have to be a person, not as a result of I like males, however I choose males govern. The ladies want to remain at dwelling as a result of in the event that they turn out to be political, then nobody’s going to are likely to the youngsters or home.

[A key issue is] crime. Have a look at how many individuals are getting killed and having their life taken. And that’s not good. I pray to God to verify I’m shielded from that. I don’t need folks to push me or kill me for my cellphone. They kill folks, and push folks on the prepare. And it’s not simply grown individuals who get killed. They shoot somebody and little youngsters can get shot. It was that the police would arrive to a scene rapidly. Now, I don’t assume so. You name them and it takes time for them to return.




Rachel Littlejohn

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Rachel Littlejohn

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Rachel Littlejohn, 52, Crown Heights, works with the training disabled, undecided

Our psychological well being employees they’re overworked, underpaid, understaffed, underfunded and you’ve got individuals who sincerely need assistance and so they have nowhere to go. For those who’re doing all of your job, I don’t care if the mayor is male or feminine. If she is the higher individual for the job then hell yeah I need her in there and I need her to be powerful and compassionate and educated and keen to place within the work and settle for duty. If you are able to do higher don’t need anybody else to sideline you.




Bernard Walters

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Bernard Walters

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Bernard Walters, 62, Crown Heights, undecided

I’ve been on this neighborhood for 50 years. I don’t know any cops now I can say “hello” to or “good morning” to, that’s gotta change. No [candidate] stands out to me to this point. I feel they need to be co-mayors, not one individual can find out about everybody’s issues.




Hermania Guzman

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Hermania Guzman


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Hermania Guzman, 61, worker at Goal and a house attendant, West Farms (the Bronx), Undecided

[My key issues] are crime, the dirtiness, serving to the poor. I imply, they’re serving to however it’s nonetheless not sufficient. There aren’t any jobs, the hire—proper now, they need to improve our stabilized hire. If folks don’t have jobs how do they anticipate to pay payments? And in the event that they elevate my hire on this constructing this 12 months, what am I going to do? The following mayor ought to at the least deal with essentially the most poor and see how they will help us as a result of I don’t assume it’s proper they need to improve our stabilized hire.

I feel if there was a lady mayor they will put themselves within the sneakers of different ladies who need to work so much, who’re single moms… Perhaps a lady can perceive the place that I’m in.




Patrick Soh

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Patrick Soh

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Patrick Soh, 27, works in finance, Flushing, Undecided

Who’re the candidates? I assume the one one I do know is Andrew Yang. I form of see his beliefs, it resonates with me and he’s Asian, so why not? I’m not into politics so I don’t what sort of legislation he’s going to deliver, or what he’s bringing to the desk. NYC is a shitshow proper now, I imply, Asian crimes on the rise, criminals are being let loose, that form of factor. They need to prioritize [crime], however not put all their assets into it.




Kiko Li

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Kiko Li

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Kiko Li, 29, resort employee, Woodside, Undecided

I simply desire a chief who could make the neighborhood secure. Particularly proper now as a result of pandemic, as a result of I’m Asian. Manhattan, proper now, it is harmful. I used to go to Manhattan for the weekend, only for the night time and to buy groceries and [now] I by no means go there. [I want] everybody to be secure, that’s all.




Zannatul Bani

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Zannatul Bani

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Zannatul Bani, 28, Elmhurst, Undecided

That is the best time to get a feminine mayor. We want to consider our well being points, we’d like to consider our faculties… typically the college schooling just isn’t correct, like they aren’t offering the correct schooling that our youngsters want on this pandemic, so we’d like to consider it. [And] Muslim individuals are hated in America, that’s very true and I face it. They are saying “why are you overlaying your hair, this isn’t your personal nation.” You already know, very upsetting. I’m a citizen, I’m an honorable citizen of America however I’m all time listening to that shit. So we have to change it, the racism, we have to change it.




Andrew Troiano

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Andrew Troiano

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Andrew Troiano, 55, truck driver, Flushing, Voting for Eric Adams

I wish to vote for Mr. Eric Adams. His profession in legislation enforcement and his expertise — he has accomplished issues already in laws. [I want] somebody who will proceed to work on the economic system, work on higher providers (well being, employment, and transportation providers) for New Yorkers, and maintain New York secure, most of all. Completely they need to work on [crime], they need to produce other specialists work on that to proceed to crush crime.




Javier Cordero

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Javier Cordero

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Javier Cordero, 46, cab driver, Jackson Heights, Voting for Andrew Yang

I’m going to vote for Andrew Yang. I adopted him within the presidential marketing campaign, I feel he’s the one candidate I see that has daring new concepts. I’m a powerful believer in common primary earnings or one thing related, as a result of I feel the subsequent few years and subsequent many years are essential for not solely town however humanity on the whole.

I feel Eric Adams has a number of expertise and I form of like when he speaks. I met him a couple of times and I observe him, he’s okay. I used to be truly going to vote for Corey Johnson, however you understand, he didn’t run. On Scott Stringer — I form of like him however the newest controversy is absolutely critical. When folks have a number of expertise within the paperwork, particularly in a metropolis like NYC, I do not assume it’s a plus anymore. I used to assume it was a plus, however when you have got been working on this system for too lengthy, you turn out to be embedded with what’s incorrect. So I form of like an outsider with daring new concepts. All these jobs are disappearing, together with mine [driving a cab] finally, and we both begin discussing this critically, or we’re going to find yourself badly and I don’t need that to occur as a result of I like this nation and this metropolis.

It issues to me that we now have not had a lady mayor of New York, and I feel it’s about time. Nonetheless, I don’t assume that the present [female] candidates have sufficient of my help.




Skip Giacco

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Skip Giacco


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Skip Giacco, 74, Small Enterprise Proprietor, Metropolis Island (the Bronx), Undecided

My feeling now’s there’s so many individuals [running], I am going to form of wait til it narrows. I need anyone who understands that small companies are what retains neighborhoods collectively. Native youngsters work there, folks come out and in, they meet one another, they turn out to be pals. That is what neighborhoods are…it binds the neighborhood. You may’t do this with no small enterprise. I need to see a supervisor. New York Metropolis doesn’t want a cheerleader… it wants good administration.

At occasions, prior to now 12 months or so, it has been horrifying to be on the streets in New York Metropolis. There’s anger, there’s pressure. Individuals taking pictures one another. That must be handled, that must be the primary precedence, as a result of we’re killing one another.



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