After only a few minutes into 2022, Eric Adams was sworn in as mayor of New York City. Adams is only the second Black person to ever hold that office, stepping into the legacy of David Dinkins, who ran the city in the early 1990s and who passed away in 2020. Adams election is part of a larger phenomenon in America’s most populated city and one with the country’s largest Black population. New York Times editor Mara Gay recently discussed the phenomenon in an article titled “The Rise of Eric Adams and Black New York.” Indeed, with more Black people in positions power in the city than ever before, New York appears to be experiencing a political Black renaissance. Here are five of the Black leaders who have taken high-ranking positions in New York City.