“It must be between $ 80,000 and $ 90,000, if not more,” he said.
Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, said he believed the figure to be around $ 550,000. Maya Wiley, a former lawyer for Mayor Bill de Blasio, guessed $ 1.8 million. Only Andrew Yang, who has been criticized in the past for appearing out of touch with the city’s issues, guessed correctly: $ 900,000.
Kathryn Garcia, a former sanitation commissioner, guessed $ 800,000; Dianne Morales, a former nonprofit executive, $ 500,000; and Scott M. Stringer, the city comptroller, $ 1 million.
While Mr Donovan and Mr McGuire are not considered among the main contenders in the race, it was their responses that received the most attention, with many suggesting they did not understand the workers’ issues. As several people have pointed out on social media, among the things that can be purchased in Brooklyn for $ 100,000 or less, according to the Zillow website: one parking space and two vacant lots.
“It’s hard to imagine these men solving a problem they didn’t know existed,” said Monica Klein, political consultant. The Working Families Party, which endorsed two other candidates, Ms Morales and Ms Wiley, is a client of Ms Klein’s firm, Seneca Strategies.
“If you don’t spend your days refreshing StreetEasy and obsessing over apartments you can never afford, are you really New Yorker?” Mrs. Klein asked