Recapping Bill de Blasio's First State of the City Speech

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his first State of the City address at LaGuardia Community College on February 10, 2014. Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his first State of the City address at LaGuardia Community College on February 10, 2014. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

In his first State of the City speech yesterday, Bill de Blasio reprised his "Tale of Two Cities" theme, while pushing for new plans to raise the minimum wage, issue new ID cards (including to undocumented immigrants), and more. WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Capital New York reporter Sally Goldenberg break down the politics and policy of the speech, and then Juan Manuel Benitez, NY1 Noticias reporter and host of Pura Politica, discusses Mayor de Blasio's new ID program.


Juan Manuel Benitez, Brigid Bergin and Sally Goldenberg

Comments [11]

oscar from ny

..he should use those censors that advice you the trains are coming and put a real time app so everyone can GPS their position and trains...have a clock in every station ..synchronization gadgets can be manufactured in these expensive lofts all across the city and renovate business , there's a lot of ppl looking for a job, assemble...can you also put wi5 and internet inside trains please.. Can you please make stores where we can buy weed..I'm soooo tired of seen the whole world pay these drug dealers that sometimes can be dangerous or take a huge percentage which honestly I would prefer to skip this and also all that drama with the law...

Feb. 11 2014 10:42 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

"are they deleting comments here?"

No, it's just that the morons who listen here don't really care or have much to say about the sudden lurch of New York City to the Far Left and its morphing into a new third world city.

Feb. 11 2014 10:34 AM



the law is the law for everyone, we cant pick and choose which laws we enforce.

Feb. 11 2014 10:30 AM

are they deleting comments here?

Feb. 11 2014 10:28 AM

um, if you are here illegally, you broke the law. why are we forgiving them? i cant move to any country illegally, can I?

Feb. 11 2014 10:27 AM
john from office

I hear chickens in the background

Feb. 11 2014 10:26 AM
Bony Maronie

Chuckle's heroes:

What a line up!

Doesn't the MI have a radio station? Oh, I see the parallels between WNYC and the MI.

Feb. 11 2014 08:36 AM
Bony Maronie from in NoHo now

Oh, Twit, your arcane and predictably slanted citations just make you more pathetic, you one-note wonder you!

Feb. 11 2014 08:26 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

“Today’s speech highlighted one big difference between de Blasio and Bloomberg. De Blasio isn’t interested in being conciliatory or even polite to his predecessor.”
(Nicole Gelinas – CITY JOURNAL)

The thuggish tactics of his Marxist heroes - emulated by our Sandinista/ Banana Republic Mayor. (and another parallel to the ever ungracious Barry Obama.)

Feb. 11 2014 08:13 AM
Bony Maronie from Little Italy

LOL troll bot. LOL.

Get a life.

Feb. 11 2014 07:58 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

“Bill de Blasio is still in campaign mode.”
(Stephen Eide, Manhattan Institute, on DeBlasio speech)

LOL, just like Barry Obama - always campaigning, never governing.
Always the candidate, never the leader.

Feb. 11 2014 07:34 AM

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