The race for governor is already in full swing, with candidates picking up endorsements and laying out their vision for New York.
NY1’s Zack Fink, Juan Manuel Benítez and Emily Ngo look at the growing field of candidates, which now includes Rep. Tom Suozzi, who represents parts of Queens and Long Island. He’s pitching himself as a “common sense Democrat” who cares less about ideology and more about delivering results. Can his message resonate with New Yorkers?
They also weigh in on Mayor de Blasio’s controversial decision to open two supervised injection sites in East Harlem and Washington Heights. It’s an ambitious initiative being implemented for the first time in the United States. The goal is to curb a surge in overdose deaths, which have reached record highs during the COVID-19 pandemic. But only time will tell if this is the right bet.