Blaz slams the rich and landlords, touts prison reform, ‘3-K’ in State of City

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his sixth State of the City address at Symphony Space, at Broadway and 95th St., on Thursday. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Mayor Bill de Blasio laid out a cornucopia of new plans for the Big Apple in his annual State of the City address on Thursday — including for a mayoral office of tenant protection and free eye exams and glasses for kindergartners and first-graders.

Some of his talking points seemed to speak to the national mood among progressives — like pushing Washington, D.C., to fight for Medicare for All and redistributing wealth — which seemed to reflect what some see as de Blasio’s recently edging toward a 2020 presidential campaign.

The speech came days after he pledged he would pass a law to provide 10 days of paid time off for all workers — expected to impact a half-a-million people — and an expanded…

Original published: 2019-01-11 04:16:09 Read the full New York City News here


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