Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg delivered his final State of the City address Thursday from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Video of the speech will be available in the player above soon.
Also, New Yorkers, we are interested in the State of Your Block. Please tell us how your block has been doing, or tweet at us using the hashtag #NYCblock.
Below: Twitter highlights from the mayor’s speech:
Bloomberg: we’ll make the East River ferry service permanent. #SOTC2013
MT @stuloeser: No more trying to read ‘that stupid thing on the bottom’ @MikeBloomberg sez re recyling all #plastics. #SOTC2013
We’re going to make NYC a national leader for electric cars. 20% of all new public parking spaces will be wired for electric cars. #SOTC2013
RT @colvinj: Big theme emerging in Bloomberg’s speech: If I don’t do it now, it may never get done because of “special interests” influence
Mayor: Starting next month, those arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana will no longer be held in custody overnight. #SOTC2013
Forceful defense of stop/frisk from @MikeBloomberg. “The possibility of a stop is what scares the would-be bad guys.”
[email protected], Anglophile who borrowed bus lanes, bike-share & congestion pricing from London, now wants youth hostels in NYC.
Bloomberg ties his two major issues (immigration, gun control) together, appeals to Washington and Albany. Gets standing ovation #SOTC2013
Bloomberg pledges to open 26 more charters this September in #SOTC and work to approve more for 2014
“The strike is a lost cause” @MikeBloomberg on bus driver strike
No mention of buying-out homeowners in flood zones, like @NYGovCuomo has suggested. #SOTC2013
Mayor: We’ll open all of our beaches on Memorial Day weekend this year, just as we always do! #Sandy #SOTC2013
Bloomberg on Sandy rebuilding: “We’re a coastal city, so we cannot – and will not – abandon the waterfront.” #sotc2012
Bloomberg throws a hard elbow at Robert Moses, saying — correctly — that Moses cut off the city from its waterfront.
“The special interests and campaign donors have never had less power than they’ve had over the past 11 years” – @MikeBloomberg
Our goal is not to spend the year cutting ribbons. Our goal is to keep NYC on the right course for decades http://t.co/iIJ1sfih #SOTC2013