And in a rare display of cross-campaign comity, Mr. Yang’s co-campaign managers released a list of questions for Mr. Adams on Wednesday that, they noted, was intended to add to questions raised by Ms. Wiley’s team the day before.
“Why would anyone vote for a candidate who can’t even be honest about where he lives?” asked Sasha Ahuja and Chris Coffey, Mr. Yang’s campaign managers, as they detailed a list of ethics concerns. “How are the traffic problems in Fort Lee? What are you hiding?”
A day earlier, Ms. Wiley’s campaign manager, Maya Rupert, had asked, “WTF?!?! Does Eric Adams live in New Jersey?” On Wednesday, Madia Coleman, a spokeswoman for Mr. Adams, fired back, releasing a series of questions about Ms. Wiley’s record, concluding, “I mean, seriously, WTF…”
Earlier Wednesday, a crowd of journalists gathered outside Mr. Adams’s Bedford-Stuyvesant townhouse, where a table was set up with coffee and vegan pastries for reporters. (Mr. Adams is a vocal vegan.)
At one point, Mr. Adams appeared unable to speak for more than a minute as he retold a story of being shot at when he was speaking out against racism in the police department, just days after his son, now 26, was born.
Mr. Adams said that was the reason that he tried to be private about his home life.
“I realized the life I was living, my advocacy, was going to take his dad away from him,” he said. “Throughout my entire police career, none of my colleagues knew I had a son. I wanted to shield him from the reality of what I was doing. I became very private.”