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Eric Adams Says Accountant’s ‘Incorrect Decision’ Spawned Faulty Tax Filings

Mayoral nominee admits he failed to tell the IRS he lived in the Bed-Stuy townhouse he claims as a residence — a move that may have enabled him to take bigger deductions. His campaign says he’ll refile his returns, again.

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Eric Adams’ Townhouse Trouble: Tax Filing ‘Mistake’ and Blown-Off Buildings Inspector

Campaign says mayoral nominee will amend tax returns for a second time after THE CITY pointed out irregularities concerning filings on his Bed-Stuy residence. Adams also overlooked an illegal-apartment-conversion complaint taped to his door, city records show.

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Perkins Loses Harlem Council Primary Recount by 114 Votes to Democratic Socialist

Kristin Richardson Jordan prevailed over the longtime Central Harlem leader in a manual recount by the Board of Elections that took nearly a month to certify — and marks the official end of the city’s first ever ranked-choice-vote primary.

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Eric Adams Saw Fundraising Slump for His Borough Hall Nonprofit

Charlamagne Tha God was among nine donors to contribute to the One Brooklyn Fund in 2020, just months before the Brooklyn borough president’s primary win in the Democratic mayoral race.

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Staten Island GOP Council Recount Pits Trump Fan Against Moderate Party Favorite

A lot more than 42 votes separate upstart candidate Marko Kepi and David Carr, who is backed by the Staten Island Republican Party. A loss for Carr would mean another upset for the local GOP — and perhaps another sign of the former president’s influence.

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Adams’ Top Aide Doubled Her Salary While Moonlighting on His Campaign

Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Ingrid Lewis-Martin, the $172,000 gatekeeper for the Democratic mayoral candidate, kept her day job as she made tens of thousands aiding his effort to become the city’s next chief executive.

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Did Ranked Choice Voting Work in NYC? It Depends Whom You Ask...

Preliminary findings suggest most New Yorkers took to the new system, though Eric Adams and other critics charged that poor education efforts essentially disenfranchised some voters. The full story could rest in the raw data for all ballots cast.

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Elizabeth Crowley Concedes to Donovan Richards’ Slim Lead in Contentious Queens Borough President Race

Though the city Board of Elections has yet to certify results, the former Council member gave up her Democratic primary fight against the incumbent Friday. Donovan accused her of racism in the days after the vote.

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How Garcia, Wiley and Morales Gave Their Male Mayoral Rivals a Run for Their Money

Eric Adams and his fellow male candidates out-fundraised the women by a six-to-one margin, and did even better with super PAC support. But Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley relied on the public campaign system to come closest to making history.

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Showing Up: Map of Mayoral Candidates’ Campaign Stops Highlights Value of Being There

Follow the leading four Democratic mayoral candidates as they vied for votes across the city — and see how their stumping paid off.


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Can Eric Adams and Andrew Cuomo Get Along for the Sake of New York?

The Democratic mayoral candidate and scandal-scarred governor put on a united front Wednesday and pledged to work together to quell gun violence. But after eight years of the Cuomo-de Blasio war, is an Albany-City Hall ceasefire on tap?

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Manual Recount Likely in Race for Bill Perkins’ Council Seat, BOE Says

Political newcomer Kristin Richardson Jordan leads by just 104 votes over the longtime Harlem leader, who many say has been absent from his post in recent years following serious health problems.

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Despite Adams Boost, Progressive Wave Signals the Bronx Machine Isn’t Dead — It’s Rebranding

After the AOC revolution rocked the party, Bronx Democratic leaders picked winners across the spectrum, from the moderate mayoral candidate to left-leaning Council hopefuls. "It’s a new day in The Bronx," declared party leader Jamaal Bailey.

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It’s Not Just Adams vs. Sliwa: Long-Shot Mayoral Candidates Line Up for November

There will be at least eight names on the ballot for mayor come Nov. 2, and the Working Families Party line is still up in the air. Odds are most don’t have much of a chance in this heavily Democratic town, but anything can happen in New York...

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Newsmax’s $25K Trump Facebook Ad Boosted Fossella’s Staten Island Borough President Bid

The conservative news outlet spent $25,000 to tout the ex-rep’s backing from the ex-president, who also did a robocall for him. Newsmax’s paid promotion got logged as a political ad by Facebook — but isn’t covered by city public campaign-finance rules.

Richards Holds Tiny Lead in Queens BP Race While Trump Helps Fossella Win in S.I. Upset

The borough president race in Queens between incumbent Donovan Richards and former Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley is so close it may hit the threshold for an automatic hand recount. Meanwhile, races apparently wrapped in the other boroughs — including an upset in the Staten Island GOP contest.

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Garcia and Wiley Concede Democratic Mayoral Contest, Locking Adams’ Path to City Hall

Kathryn Garcia, who came within 8,400 votes of making history, stepped aside along with third-place finisher Maya Wiley. Meanwhile, Eric Adams took a victory lap, trumpeting his win as "an everyday blue-collar worker."

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Eric Adams Faces a Schooling on Major New York City Education Issues

Will the presumed next mayor be friendly to charter schools? How will he get along with educator unions that didn’t endorse him? How will he tackle integration? Here’s a look at how it could all shake out.

NYC’s 2021 Primary Results

Follow along for the latest on the vote count, the candidates and the lead-up to the general election.

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Your Guide to the Latest NYC Primary Results — From Mayor to City Council

Overwhelmed by all the information coming out about initial tallies of in-person, ranked choice first-place votes? Here’s the latest, at a glance.