State of the City

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Civic Center »

Republican Leader Vows to Block State Vote on De Blasio's Pre-K Tax

State Senate co-leader Dean Skelos said Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan would not come to vote in Albany.

Long Island City »

De Blasio Vows Government 'With a Soul' in First State of the City Speech

The mayor promoted universal pre-K, affordable housing, and a living wage in his speech.

Downtown Brooklyn »

Bloomberg Calls for European-Style Hostels in State of City Speech

Mayor Bloomberg delivered his final State of the City address at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

Staten Island Food Trash to be Composted by City

Mayor Bloomberg announced the pilot program to compost food waste.

New York City »

Echoes of Bloomberg Heard in Obama's State of the Union

President Barack Obama took a page from Mayor Bloomberg in his State of the Union speech.

New York City »

Bloomberg to Push Styrofoam Ban, Electric Cars in Last State of City Speech

Mayor Bloomberg wants to expand the city's recycling efforts, which lag far behind many other cities.

New York City »

Quinn Vows to Build 40,000 New Middle-Class Apartments

Quinn's final speech focused on new initiatives to keep the city affordable for middle class residents.

New York City »

Quinn to Take on Middle Class Squeeze in Final State of the City Speech

Christine Quinn will address the city's growing wealth divide in her final State of the City speech.

Manhattan »

Christine Quinn Distances Herself from Mayor in State of the City Address

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn presented her vision for New York in her State of the City speech.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

City Plans to Replace Washington Irving with Software Engineering Academy

The long-troubled Washington Irving H.S. will be phased out and replaced by Software Engineering Academy.

Manhattan »

Mayor Vows Major Pay Raise For Top Teachers at State of the City Address

Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered his State of the City Address in the Bronx Thursday.

Manhattan »

Bloomberg Love Affair With Lady Gaga Upstages State of the City Speech

Mayor Bloomberg bopped to "Lady Gaga" in a parody video played before the State of the City.