Update: Read our debate recap here
After months of campaigning and forums, the first Democratic mayoral debate—co-hosted by Gothamist/WNYC, The CITY, and NY1—will take place tonight, Thursday, May 13th (from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.). Moderator Errol Louis, of NY1, will be joined by WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and The CITY’s Josefa Velasquez; the participating candidates—Eric Adams, Shaun Donovan, Kathryn Garcia, Ray McGuire, Dianne Morales, Scott Stringer, Maya Wiley, and Andrew Yang—will also be fielding pre-taped questions from New Yorkers during the debate.
The below video will go live to the debate at 7 p.m., you can also listen live on WNYC.org.
The candidates will be appearing virtually, similar to the Zoom forums they have been participating in over the past few months. There are two more official Democratic primary debates (on June 2nd and June 16th), which the CFB says could potentially be held in-person, but no decision has been made yet.
The first Republican debate—also co-hosted by Gothamist/WNYC, The CITY, and NY1—will take place on May 26th.
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