‘Tis the season for big long speeches from our elected government executives. Today was Hizzoner’s turn – he gave his ninth State of the City address in Astoria. Liz Benjamin has some highlights and the full-text. If I can find embeddable video, I’ll try to post it later. In the meantime, here’s an amazingly corny line from Bloomberg’s speech, lifted from David Chen’s coverage in the NYT:
“This is a new term, and as someone once said, ‘We’re going to make a brand new start of it,’ ” Mr. Bloomberg said in his prepared remarks, in a nod to the location of his speech, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens.