Brooklyn’s Borough President Race Is Now Just One Guy

By
Eric Adams

There are several exciting races in city politics this year, but on Thursday, the battle for Brooklyn's borough president became the exact opposite: Not exciting and not a race, as State Sen. Eric Adams is now running unopposed. His would-be opponent, John Gangemi, needed to hand in a petition with 2,000 signatures by July 11, but New York Supreme Court Justice David Schmidt ruled only 1,809 of them were valid. So now Brooklyn's borough president race is a one-man show.