Mayoral candidate Maya Wiley held a press conference and voter meet & greet on the Upper West Side Thursday evening. Wiley criticized rival candidate Eric Adams over recent reporting on Adams’ possible failures to properly account for real estate investments and for failing to release his tax returns.
After the press conference Wiley greeted supporters and passersby, receiving warm responses from about 15-20 people.
Council Member Helen Rosenthal, a Wiley supporter and local council member, attended the press conference at 96th and Broadway. Mark Green, the 2001 Democratic mayoral nominee and former public advocate who has endorsed Wiley, also attended the press conference. Neither Rosenthal or Green spoke during the press conference.
The first televised debate among public advocate candidates featured 10 contestants in an Errol Louis-moderated slugfest and a protest by one of the six candidates excluded from the debate. The debate was hosted and televised by NY1.
Assembly Member Michael Blake held a City Hall Park press conference Wednesday to announce his endorsement by three fellow Assembly members and other political activists. Assembly Members Rebecca Seawright and Tremaine Wright joined Blake at the press conference to declare their endorsement of Blake. Blake announced the endorsement of Assembly Member Jeff Aubry, but Aubry did not attend. Maya Wiley, former counsel to Mayor de Blasio, attended and endorsed Blake.