Tips on how to Watch Tonight’s N.Y.C. Mayoral Debate


The third official debate among key Democratic candidates for New York City mayor will take place Thursday evening from 7pm to 8pm

Unlike the previous two debates, only four of the top candidates will participate: Kathryn Garcia, Scott M. Stringer, Maya Wiley and Andrew Yang. Another front runner, Eric Adams, was also invited but said he would instead attend a vigil for a 10-year-old who was fatally shot in Queens.

The event will be the final televised debate prior to the start of the early voting on the Saturday before the June 22nd primary. The dynamics of competition still appear to be largely fluid, and there is little data to capture how several key recent developments are being registered with voters.

Here are some of the ways you can watch and keep track of the debate:

  • New York Times reporters will be providing commentary and analysis throughout the hour.

  • The debate will be televised on CBS 2 New York and available on the outlet’s online streaming platforms.

  • A Spanish-language program will be shown on WLNY TV 10/55.

  • Listeners can also join the debate on the radio stations WCBS Newsradio 880 and 1010 WINS.

  • Other streams are often available on YouTube.