The mayor blamed the media for a misunderstanding between himself and the council speaker.
A host on "CBS This Morning" asked de Blasio why he "caved" on a plan to cap the growth of Uber.
Instead, the company will provide data to the city so it can study traffic congestion.
The funding for the school has been allocated by several elected officials.
Safety improvements include concrete neck-downs along Park Avenue between 96th and 111th streets.
The mayor cited a new community policing effort as the one-year anniversary of Garner's death nears.
The $17.8 million program would place low-risk individuals under supervised release.
Ydanis Rodriguez dedicated about 40 percent of his discretionary funds to programs for youth.
The East River waterfront and the Roosevelt Island Public Library will receive funding.
Some local politicans declined to criticize Cuomo while others welcomed the mayor's comments.
The real estate mogul and presidential candidate's golf course opened at Ferry Point last month.
The City Council said it has the right to legislate changes that affect police department policy.
De Blasio, Bratton to unveil community policing initiative named "One City: Safe and Fair Everywhere."
The mayor feared his second term would be doomed if crime rose and he did nothing, sources said.
The teen was shot in the left leg and is in stable condition, police said.
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