NEW YORK— New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is delivering his annual State of the City address.
De Blasio, a Democrat, spoke Thursday night at a college in the Bronx, touting his administration’s accomplishments and laying out his goals for the year ahead.
One of the centerpieces is a proposal to build a streetcar line connecting the booming Brooklyn and Queens waterfronts.
The 16-mile line, which would cost about $2.5 billion, will likely not be completed until 2024.
The mayor also outlined a plan to create retirement savings plans for private sector employees and an economic development project for Governor’s Island, the 22-acre national monument that sits in New York Harbor.
De Blasio broke with tradition to deliver the speech at night in hopes of a larger television audience.