Former mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa said Tuesday that he plans to challenge Mayor Eric Adams in 2025, taking another shot at the city’s top job.
“Yes, I will be running for NYC mayor,” Sliwa said in a Wednesday statement to amNewYork Metro. “I still need to file the paperwork and raise funds, as I am not an official candidate. But, when the time comes, I will be ready to campaign.”
Sliwa, a Republican who’s led a barrage of protests against the administration’s efforts to shelter migrants throughout the five boroughs in recent weeks, declared his intention to launch another bid for mayor at a Sept. 5 rally outside a closed Staten Island private school the city is using as temporary migrant housing. He’s trying his luck running for City Hall again after handily losing to Adams in 2021.