(DNAINFO) Jeff Mays | February 4, 2016 — Several of the mayor’s proposals are expected to benefit the boroughs where “everyday people” live.
A streetcar along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront, $91 million to spruce up downtown Far Rockaway and MTA buses in the outer boroughs with technology that makes green lights longer and red lights shorter.
These three proposals were highlights of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City speech Thursday in The Bronx titled “One New York: Working for Every Neighborhood” and showed an increased focus on the city’s neighborhoods as de Blasio heads into the second half of his term.
“New Yorkers deserve strong neighborhoods. Safe neighborhoods. Clean neighborhoods,” de Blasio said at Lehman College. “Neighborhoods that become stronger as the world keeps progressing into the 21st century. Neighborhoods that lift up their people and in doing so lift up the whole city.”