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NYC Inequality Issues Are as Big as the City Next Mayor Will Run

Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley

Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley

Photographers: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg; Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg; Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

In their campaigns for New York City mayor, leading candidates Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley pledged to reduce crime and repair the social and economic inequities a pandemic-fueled economy has exacerbated for much of the past year.

It’s a tall order in a city where unemployment is almost double the national average and where Black and Latino people have been twice as likely to live in poverty as White New Yorkers.