Speeding up city buses. Creating new ferry routes. Expanding early childhood education.
In his sixth State of the City address, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday offered several new proposals, including two he rolled out earlier this week: a plan mandating private employers to offer two weeks of paid leave and expanding health care for undocumented and low-income New Yorkers.
During his hourlong speech, Mr. de Blasio sought to tie the proposals together under a theme he has championed since first running for office: eliminating inequality.
Here are five takeaways from the mayor’s address.
The mayor couched many of his accomplishments and plans as having a national scope.
New York is the “safest big city in America,” the mayor said. With Washington showing no interest in creating Medicare for all, “New York City will lead the way,” Mr. de Blasio said in announcing his health care initiative.
“New York City will become the first city in the nation to mandate paid personal time for all our workers,” he said.
Mr. de Blasio has already said that he will take his ideas around the country in an effort to get other leaders to implement them.
With a new group of progressive Democrats taking office in Albany and Washington, the mayor may sense an opportunity to help set the agenda, said Kenneth Sherrill, a professor emeritus of political science at Hunter College.
But by casting his gaze beyond New York, the mayor risks leaving a vacuum on the local level that others would be happy to fill.
“Corey Johnson isn’t shy. Scott Stringer isn’t shy,” Professor Sherrill said of the City Council Speaker and the city comptroller, both thought to be mayoral contenders. “Whoever the next public advocate is will be someone with higher ambitions.”
The mayor has learned that the road to becoming a national progressive leader can be bumpy. His efforts to create a national debate around income inequality for the 2016 presidential election failed.
Just a few years later, Mr. de Blasio is willing to try again.
For all of Mr. de Blasio’s talk about how much his administration is doing to reduce inequality, the city still needs help from Albany to accomplish many of its most impactful goals.
Want to fix the subway and bus systems? All of the funding sources the mayor suggested — a millionaire’s tax, congestion pricing or marijuana sales revenue — require Albany’s approval.
Strengthening rent regulations and eliminating vacancy decontrol, which allows landlords to increase rents when tenants vacate apartments? Albany.
Making it easier to vote? Albany.
Speedy trial rules and bail reform that would help the city reduce the inmate population enough to finally close Rikers Island? Long-term mayoral control of schools? Albany.
Mr. de Blasio has not been warmly welcomed in Albany during the first five years of his tenure. But now that Democrats control the Assembly and the Senate, the mayor expects thing to change.
“We need Albany to do its job to finally fix the subways,” Mr. de Blasio said.
“I don’t care if I have to pound on every door in Albany to get it done,” he added.
As he begins his sixth year in office, the de Blasio administration has taken to rebranding and expanding existing ideas in his administration.
The mayor announced an expansion of city ferry service that will include new links between Staten Island and Battery Park City and the West Side of Manhattan, and Coney Island to Lower Manhattan.
The expansion of the heavily subsidized ferries comes at a time when the mayor has been criticized for failing to quickly implement a plan to offer discounted MetroCards to poor New Yorkers.
The mayor also created the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants, signing the executive order in the middle of his speech. The new office will aim to protect tenants from harassment, expanding on several proposals the mayor has already made.
The Department of Consumer Affairs will now become the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection.
“They’ll continue to enforce city laws like paid sick leave and they’ll undertake a new mandate to protect the most vulnerable workers in our economy,” the mayor said.
The city will also expand an existing partnership with Warby Parker to provide eyeglasses for children, an initiative that was announced nearly four years ago.
Many of the mayor’s proposals have minimal price tags. The expanded health care proposal will cost 0 million; mandating that private employers provide paid leave will cost the city nothing.
But expanding 3K program will be costly. The early childhood program is coming to Washington Heights, the South Bronx, East New York, Staten Island and Bushwick, bringing the number of children enrolled to 20,000 in the fall from approximately 5,000.
In making the case that New York City should be a model for the nation, Mr. de Blasio at times sounded like a motivational speaker hawking a book.
The opening video of his speech included many children and babies, with a diverse group of New Yorkers stressing the importance of family as part of the mayor’s plans to provide more health care and paid time off.
The mayor asked how many people in the audience were working longer hours. “I’ve opened Pandora’s box,” he joked.
Then the mayor went for the full Robbins effect. “Are you spending enough time with your kids? When was the last time you and your partner could go out on a date? Do you see your life getting better this year? Or are you just holding on?”
There’s few signs that Albany will pass a new millionaire’s tax. Yet, Mr. de Blasio has continued to support it as a way to pay for solutions to many of the city’s problems.
Addressing income inequality is another recurring theme for Mr. de Blasio.
He may not refer to New York being a “Tale of Two Cities” as he did often during his first run for mayor, but he still embraces that theme.
“For decades, working people have gotten more and more productive. And at the same time, they’ve gotten a smaller and smaller share of the wealth they create,” Mr. de Blasio said on Thursday. “Brothers and sisters, there’s plenty of money in the world. Plenty of money in this city. It’s just in the wrong hands!”B:
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【洛】【应】【天】【之】【前】【也】【提】【醒】【过】【秦】【云】，【要】【注】【意】【神】【阳】【后】【裔】【和】【宇】【宙】【神】【族】，【他】【虽】【然】【不】【知】【具】【体】【的】【情】【况】，【但】【他】【从】【蛮】【皇】【和】【九】【天】【法】【灵】【口】【中】【能】【听】【出】【一】【些】【东】【西】【来】。 “【宇】【宙】【神】【族】【人】【的】【身】【体】【很】【强】【大】，【他】【们】【掌】【握】【一】【种】【特】【殊】【的】【法】【门】【去】【创】【造】【躯】【体】。”【执】【法】【界】【王】【说】【道】。 “【你】【继】【续】【留】【意】【他】【们】【的】【动】【向】，【一】【旦】【有】【什】【么】【风】【吹】【草】【动】，【马】【上】【告】【诉】【我】！”【秦】【云】【没】【有】【遇】【到】【过】【合】【体】
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【看】【看】，【这】【文】【人】【行】【事】【就】【是】【这】【么】【的】【与】【众】【不】【同】，【这】【要】【是】【她】【家】【周】【游】【肯】【定】【会】【扔】【了】【书】【一】【个】【劲】【儿】【地】【给】【她】【数】【着】【他】【又】【学】【会】【了】【一】【道】【点】【心】，【或】【是】【收】【集】【了】【一】【本】【美】【食】【古】【籍】。 “【咳】【咳】，” 【萧】【谣】【觉】【得】【自】【己】【脸】【皮】【颇】【有】【些】【厚】，【虽】【然】【认】【识】【了】【周】【游】【这】【么】【久】，【过】【不】【久】【也】【即】【将】【修】【成】【正】【果】，【但】【是】【现】【在】【就】【将】【周】【游】【看】【成】【是】【自】【己】【的】【所】【有】【物】，【嗯】【嗯】，【想】【想】【还】【是】【有】【些】【小】【激】【动】【呢】
【墨】【道】【山】【庄】【人】【声】【鼎】【沸】，【卡】【尔】【骑】【龙】【归】【来】，【一】【扫】【前】【几】【日】【的】【悲】【凉】【气】【氛】。 【穆】【雷】、【阿】【朵】、【苏】【丽】【淇】【和】【一】【众】【第】【九】【法】【师】【团】【的】【人】【都】【聚】【在】【了】【一】【起】，【一】【次】【开】【席】【了】【二】【十】【几】【桌】。 【席】【间】，【青】【桓】【来】【了】，【卡】【尔】【忙】【迎】【了】【出】【去】。 【青】【桓】【没】【有】【入】【席】，【而】【是】【和】【卡】【尔】【来】【到】【了】【书】【房】【中】。 “【这】【个】【时】【候】，【法】【王】【不】【方】【便】【来】【看】【你】。” “【我】【明】【白】，【在】【法】【王】【山】【口】【我】【也】【未】