Amid slew of migrant protests, Sliwa vows to challenge Adams again in 2025


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.