De Blasio's first month in office has seen the city drop its appeal against the controversial policing practice of stop-and-frisk, major new benefits added to the city's living wage policy and ambitious plans to create and fund universal pre-kindergarten.
Asked to asses how he's doing, de Blasio seemed pleased with his administration's progress, and said the unifying theme of all initiatives is aimed at addressing the city's gap between rich and poor.
"We've got a lot of momentum for our agenda," he said, "And we have very consistently gone after issues that defined inequality crisis in the city."
The mayor also recapped his encounter with a groundhog Sunday during a Groundhog Day ceremony, during which de Blasio dropped a scrambling Staten Island Chuck.
"That is a feisty groundhog there," he said.
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