NEW YORK (PIX11) — The 109th Mayor of New York City took to the stage at Cooper Union on Thursday to applaud as he prepared to address the crowd on his first 100 days on the job.
Once the applause died down Mayor Bill de Blasio took the packed house back in time to the first day of his administration, “there were certainly some who didn’t know what to make of us.”
Yet, the Mayor knew exactly what made-up his team, “this administration is a product of movement politics.”
The primary goal is simple, to reduce inequality, “we judge success on results, on making a difference in the lives of real people in every neighborhood in.”
Where the Mayor truly is aiming for change is with education, especially after the recent Pre-K announcement, “we have to remember that the brightest are born in every neighborhood.”
The Mayor spoke for nearly and hour and in addition to his dialogue of equality, he discussed his Vision Zero plan, “The number of traffic deaths is down 26 percent.”
The Mayor also boasted about lower crime stats behind new Commissioner Bill Bratton, “murders are down nine-and-a-half percent.”
At one point he compared himself to a Brooklynite who has been a fixture on PIX 11 for years, “if Ralph Kramden were standing here at this moment he would say, How sweet it is?”
However, the Mayor failed to mention sinking poll numbers that have made the headlines of late, the failure of the Upper East Side streets getting plowed during a snowfall as well as the issue of his detail team speeding through the city.
Oh and of course, he stayed away from the great pizza debate with Jon Stewart.
Aside front that, he’s asking, “How sweet it is?”