Eric Adams Elected as Second Black Mayor of New York City

Democrat Eric Adams, Brooklyn borough president, won in a landslide victory on Tuesday to become New York City’s second Black mayor. | Eduardo Munoz/AP

New Yorkers chose Democrat Eric Adams, a former New York Police Department captain, to become the city’s second Black Mayor in a landslide election that offered little surprise given that Republicans are outnumbered by a margin of about 7 to 1.

Adams, who is currently the Brooklyn borough president and a former state senator, will take the reins from Bill de Blasio, whose second term was mired in the effects of the pandemic, historic job losses, skyrocketing housing prices and rental rates, extreme income inequality, and a broke transportation system.