Andrew Cuomo is formally ready (very quietly) within the wings, Web page Six hears.
Insiders let us know that the previous governor — who has been quietly polling on his probabilities of being elected mayor of New York Town within the tournament the bothered Eric Adams craps out — is “leaning against” a run at Town Corridor.
Now we listen Cuomo — who himself resigned in 2021, after a string of sexual harassment allegations in opposition to him (which he has persistently denied) — is able to run will have to the chance provide itself.
A Web page Six secret agent noticed Cuomo having dinner with a veteran town pol — a as soon as a mayoral contender — Andrew Stein at Higher East Aspect hang-out Caravaggio.
Once we referred to as Stein concerning the tête-à-tête, he stated simplest: “I feel Andrew can be a truly excellent mayor. He’s skilled, and New York truly wishes anyone like that presently.”
He added that he was once shut with Cuomo’s overdue father, Gov. Mario Cuomo, and that he’s identified Andrew since he was once 14.
Remaining week Rosanna Scotto requested Cuomo his ideas on operating for mayor.
“We want [Adams] to do his process,” Cuomo stated, including that hypothesis about Hizzoner’s long run can simplest make his process more difficult. “I’m flattered,” he stated.
Adams has now not been accused of wrongdoing within the probe, and stated in a contemporary interview, “Let the method perform . . . That’s what’s nice about our nation. There’s a due procedure gadget in position.”
A contemporary Slingshot Methods ballot stated that — within the tournament that Adams resigned — Cuomo will be the main potential candidate with 22% of respondents pronouncing they select the previous governor.
Public Suggest Jumaane Williams and previous Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia got here in 2nd and 3rd.
A rep for Cuomo instructed us: “The Governor has made it transparent he helps the mayor and there’s not anything new right here.”