Unofficial results of in-person votes left Yang in fourth place, with the Brooklyn borough president, Eric Adams, holding a commanding lead.
Adams also accused Yang of trying to "prevent" a person of color from becoming mayor. "I've been Asian my whole life," Yang replied.
Adams said it was "so unfortunate" that the singer was paralyzed by the lights falling on him, "but it was an amazing concert before that happened."
"We need to get them off of our streets and our subways into a better environment," Yang added. His NYC mayoral debate comments drew swift backlash.
After the formal endorsement was announced earlier this month, AOC used her powerful social media presence to urge her supporters to rank Wiley first.
On Mayor de Blasio, Garcia said "there was a moment last summer where it was almost like he didn't want his eyes to show him what was happening."
For Ray McGuire, steering the city's economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic would be one of his paramount objectives as mayor.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams may be sleeping in his office most nights, with his official residence in question following a new report.
The advent of ranked choice voting makes June 22nd's primary harder than ever to predict, with Andrew Yang, Eric Adams, and Kathryn Garcia at the top.
For Wiley, the endorsement could provide a boost over her most direct rivals, City Comptroller Scott Stringer and nonprofit executive Dianne Morales.
Yang has made a few similar blunders in his New York City mayoral campaign, specifically in policy proposals that are already in place in some form.
Yang told Insider he believes he'd have the authority as mayor to lower the voting age to 16 and allow green-card holders to vote, but only locally.
While Yang ran with the JD Salinger classic, rival Eric Adams picked "The Power Broker" by Robert Caro, and Maya Wiley went with James Baldwin.
In response to rival Eric Adams saying "defund the police" is pushed by young white people, Morales called the move a "dog whistle" and "wedge issue."
Ray McGuire and Shaun Donovan estimated the median sales price of a house to be between $80,000 and $100,000. The correct figure is $900,000.
Jean Kim said she knew she had to come forward when she saw Stringer "touting how he is a make-believe champion for women's rights."
Brooklyn Borough President and former NYPD officer Eric Adams said he's "never been to an event where the people were saying we want less cops."