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.
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."
GOP hopefuls Fernando Mateo and Curtis Sliwa used their biggest campaign stage yet to loudly fling insults for an hour, but found some areas of agreement — besides their mutual disdain.