Possible 2025 challengers emerge as Mayor Adams continues to be dogged by controversies

Several names are being tossed around as to who might challenge Mayor Eric Adams in the 2025 Democratic primary — with candidates looking to pounce on the mayor’s weakened position stemming from a series of escalating controversies. 

Some of the top names being floated include state Sens. Jessica Ramos (D-Queens) and Zellnor Myrie (D-Brooklyn), as well as Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso. Ramos appears to be the most widely talked about prospective candidate. She has been a staunch Adams critic, often publicly taking him to task for his handling of the migrant crisis.