New York City mayoral candidates hit the streets this weekend, despite the sultry summer temperatures, drumming up support in the last critical days before early voting commences this coming Saturday, June 12th.

Eric Adams rallied at a new campaign office in the Bronx on Sunday, surrounded by a gaggle of supporters, and later in Harlem where he reiterated his message that the next mayor must combat violent crime.

“The citizens of this city, they want their police. They just want police to give them the respect and dignity that they deserve,” he said. “Don’t let anyone fool you. The justice we deserve must be with the safety we need. You can’t have a city when 10-year-old babies are shot in Rockaway.”

He was referring to 10-year-old Justin Wallace who was killed Saturday night in Far Rockaway. Adams and Maya Wiley traded barbs earlier in the weekend over their differing visions for improving public safety, following Wiley’s surprise endorsement from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Wiley has pledged to divest funds away from the NYPD in order to fund more community services and anti-violence programs. Adams does not support any reduction of the police budget.

At the Sikh Cultural Center in Richmond Hill, Wiley told congregants it was a false choice.

“We can have a city where we can all afford to pay the rent, hold onto our homes, be safe from crime but doing it the right way, the way that leads to karma that we all want,” she said. “Because we are doing the good deeds that invest in our city.”

Kathryn Garcia was also nearby in Richmond Hill speaking with Sikh community adviser Harpreet Singh Toor about small businesses in the neighborhood.

Andrew Yang, canvassed and met with voters in Chinatown, Sheepshead Bay and Kew Gardens, though he’d been more guarded with the location of his campaign events, after being heckled by protesters outside the Park Slope YMCA last week.

Yang and Ray McGuire accidentally crossed paths in Forest Hills on Sunday. The two chucked and shook hands before walking in opposite directions.

After the NY Times reported Friday on a second allegation of sexual harassment by Scott Stringer, he laid low, with no public appearances on Saturday. The next day, however, he told a crowd of supporters on Staten Island that he was determined to soldier onward with his campaign.

“This has not been an easy journey for me. But I am convinced that the test of time is how you comport yourself, how you respond, how you continue to have strength and integrity and how you focus on the issues,” Stringer said. “No one is going to stop us from going directly to the people in these next two weeks.”

Another embattled candidate, Dianne Morales, spent time at small businesses in Bay Ridge on Saturday.

A new poll out Monday from NY1 and Ipsos found Adams had surged ahead with 22% of those polled saying they’d rank him first, gaining 9 percent more support from April. While Yang had been polling neck and neck with Adams, he had lost popularity since April, with 16% of voters. In the weeks following her endorsement by the NY Times, Garcia saw the biggest bump in popularity, surging ahead by 11 percentage points since April, with 15% of voters polled saying they’d rank her first. Around 900 New Yorkers were surveyed in the last week and a half of May, meaning any impact that Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's endorsement of Wiley would not yet be captured.

In the last critical days before voting begins, some voters who’d been on the fence, said they finally had some clarity about the crowded race.

“I’m gonna be ranking Maya #1,” said Manvir Singh, 28, from Crown Heights who came to Wiley’s event at the Sikh Cultural Center. “I was conflicted over who to vote for. I was between the progressive candidates. The AOC endorsement really really helped and I think it’s time for progressives to coalesce.”

Realtor Nelson Okeh, 60 from Rosedale, Queens, said he was concerned about crime and homelessness. When asked who he thought would best handle those issues, he replied, “Eric Adams, who else. He’s experienced, he’s been a cop. I don’t see any other alternative.”

But other voters said they hadn’t quite made their final call. Tanya Stephen, 33, an interior designer from Richmond Hill said was considering Kathryn Garcia and Dianne Morales.

“It’s not really a good pool of candidates,” she said. “There’s maybe like one or two people I like, and when I say I like I use that very loosely because I’m still undecided.”