Lauren TamakiThis article was published online on April 7, 2021.Andrew Yang is in the Throgs Neck neighborhood of the Bronx, standing next to a lectern on an empty city street.He’s just resumed his campaign for New York City mayor after taking two weeks off to recover from COVID-19. The strain of the illness shows. He’s hard to hear through his two masks. He coughs occasionally. He seems tired, though his trademark egghead affability—think “that chemistry teacher the middle schoolers really like” or “the guy who you have to admit leads a good team-building exercise”—is on full display. He hams it up for passersby, posing for thumbs-up selfies, reminding commuters that primary day is June 22, telling people in impressive streetwear, “You look so cool !” with a genuine sense of awe.From the lectern, he announces a very big idea to the assembled crowd, which includes curious locals, a few journalists, and… ..... Read More.
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