From a once-heir- apparent council speaker to a comeback-kid congressman to an anti-Bloomberg, this year’s crowded field of mayoral hopefuls has given New Yorkers plenty of memorable characters and at least one Afro with a Twitter account. It’s also left voters with much to consider when they pull the lever in Tuesday’s primaries. To get a feel for where voters are leaning, we canvassed parks and street corners in three of the five boroughs to find 100 New Yorkers* willing to stop long enough to give their thoughts on the contenders and why the tallest candidate often wins.
Photographs: Richard B. Levine/Newscom (De Blasio); Paul Martinka/Polaris/Newscom (Catsimatidis); James Keivom/Daily News/AP (Lhota); Owen Hoffmann/Patrick McMullan (Liu); Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan (Quinn); Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images (Thompson); Nancy Kaszerman/ZumaPress (Weiner)
*Totally unscientific and yet coincidentally pretty demographically accurate.
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