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De Blasio says he won’t let NYC quality of life go down

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NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio says New Yorkers have a lot to be proud of in their city.

De Blasio talked about some of his administration's accomplishments in an opinion piece published on Sunday in the Daily News. He promised he would "never allow the quality of life in New York City to erode."

The mayor has been facing a perception that the city is moving back toward the more dangerous times of previous decades.

A Quinnipiac University poll early in August found an increase in the percentage of residents who disapprove of his job performance as well as only about one-third of those surveyed saying their quality of life is "good" or "very good."