Meet Your Mayor

Final Showdown: Adams vs. Sliwa

Answer the questions below to see which major-party candidate for NYC mayor agrees with you most

Welcome to Meet Your Mayor, which shows you how candidates’ stands fit with your take on key issues ahead of New York City’s Nov. 2 election.

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Answer the following 10 questions to see which candidate — Democrat Eric Adams or Republican Curtis Sliwa — best matches the future you want to see for New York City.

Mental Health Response

In recent years, 15 New Yorkers experiencing mental health crises have died in encounters with NYPD officers. NYC’s current mayor has committed to send out mental health teams without cops in a two-precinct test. Some advocates want to go further.

Question 1 of 10

Should the NYPD respond to 911 calls involving people in severe emotional distress?

Candidate who agrees with you

Congestion Pricing

In 2019, the state Legislature voted to charge vehicles a special toll to enter Manhattan south of 59th Street — with specific rates and other details to be determined later by an appointed board. Once congestion pricing is in place, funds will funnel to the state-run MTA to support mass transit — rankling some who seek city control over local streets.

Question 2 of 10

Should New York proceed as soon as possible with congestion pricing, charging vehicles to enter central Manhattan?

Candidate who agrees with you

Immigrant Voting

A bill pending in the City Council would change New York City’s charter to allow “lawful permanent residents” 18 and over to vote in local elections.

Question 3 of 10

Should non-citizens be allowed to vote in local elections?

Candidate who agrees with you

Sidewalk Sheds

Dank, shadow-casting sidewalk sheds are widely disliked but provide public safety protection during building facade work and construction.

Question 4 of 10

Which of the following should NYC’s next mayor do first about sidewalk sheds attached to buildings?

Candidate who agrees with you

Property Taxes

Uneven property assessments have many homeowners in neighborhoods with lower real estate values paying much more in taxes than those in tonier areas, among other inequities identified by the NYC Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform.

Question 5 of 10

The next mayor will inherit well documented inequities in property tax assessments. What will you do?

Candidate who agrees with you

Commercial Rent Control

Even before the pandemic, high rents in many Manhattan neighborhoods coincided with numerous empty storefronts and a proliferation of chain retailers. More stores are vacant now.

Question 6 of 10

Do you support commercial rent control?

Candidate who agrees with you

Student Vaccination

NYC currently requires all city employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID, but has declined to impose such a requirement on eligible students in public schools.

Question 7 of 10

Should eligible public school students be mandated to take the COVID vaccine?

Candidate who agrees with you

Gig Workers

A growing segment of the workforce consists of workers who pick up assignments from apps like Uber or DoorDash. They’re treated by the companies as independent contractors lacking rights of employees, including the right to join a labor union.

Question 8 of 10

Should New York reclassify gig workers — including food deliverers and Uber drivers — as employees?

Candidate who agrees with you

Closing Rikers

NYC plans to close Rikers Island by 2027 and replace it with four new borough-based jails at accessible locations intended to make incarceration less inhumane.

Question 9 of 10

Should the jails on Rikers Island close?

Candidate who agrees with you

Hotel Homeless Shelters

The city Department of Homeless Services came to use hotel rooms to house many homeless families as their numbers in shelters grew. During the pandemic, the agency also moved many adults from shelters into hotel rooms to thwart the spread of COVID.

Question 10 of 10

Should New York City house homeless people in hotels?

Candidate who agrees with you

Your Match

Project by Alyssa Katz, Aria Velasquez, Farah Javed, Will Welch, Ann Choi and Mónica Cordero. Candidate images from Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY, Alejandro Durán/THE CITY, Shutterstock and campaign websites.