Profile: Andrew Yang, New York mayoral candidate

A recent tweet showing Yang confusing a convenience store with a bodega – one of NYC’s beloved corner shops – led to a deluge of social media scorn, but his campaign is going strong

Andrew Yang is running for mayor of New York City. Picture: Getty

In brief:

Name: Andrew Yang

Age: 46

Appearance: bright eyed, tie-less and smiling

Newsworthiness: the political curiosity that emerged during last year’s US presidential primaries has translated into a commanding lead in the race to be the next mayor or New York

In depth:

Andrew Yang held two bottles of chilled green tea up to the camera and shook them. “Breakfast of champions,” he said giddily from behind a mask bearing his name in the ...