If we can have a fast food restaurant on almost every corner,
then we can certainly have a garden.
At a certain point, particularly in his third term, Mayor Bloomberg lost touch with the people he was serving.
I have an activist's desire to improve people's lives.
We are New Yorkers. Proud citizens of the greatest city on earth. Thinking big isn't new to us. It is the very foundation of who we are.
Everything you heard about me is true. . . . I am not a free marketer. . . . I believe in the heavy hand of government.
I believe there's an emerging American majority for progressive economic change.
We do not ask more of the wealthy to punish success; we do it to create more success stories.
While this has been a private part of my family's life, it is now clear a media story will soon emerge. My father tragically ended his life while battling terminal cancer in 1979.
I've always had a very positive relationship with the municipal labor unions - a respectful relationship.
There is nothing wrong with listening. You can listen to people; you can hear people's concerns. You can keep an open mind and still be perfectly strong.
I think small business is struggling in New York City. It's a fantastic market, it's a very appealing market, there's lots of opportunity, at the same time it's a very difficult place to build a small business.
A holistic solution to income inequality is going to take a lot of work, but every time you prove that one of the strands is achievable and that it has a positive impact on people's lives you take another step towards proving the bigger theory of the case.
I think like a lot of people in this country I want to see a vision. And, again, that would be true of candidates on all levels. It's time to see a clear, bold vision for progressive economic change.
I think Bloomberg's broad vision of the environment in New York City is something I agree with. I broadly stand with his vision for how to deal with climate change and prepare for future weather events.
Going back to high school and college, I believed I would be involved in public service. I literally could not conceptualize anything else.
I didnt set out with the notion of running for elective office; it sort of grew over time. And I honestly at times questioned if progressive change can be effected through elected office.
NY is the city it is today in part because of the contributions from generations of artistic visionaries
I am very much a Red Sox fan; I can name you more players than you could possibly imagine. It's just part of who I am.
My professional life has been about public service. My personal life I define very intently through my family.
My parents were divorced when I was young. I was really brought up by my mother's side of the family.
I love the MLB app, because I'm a pretty obsessed baseball fan.
There are families of every kind. I think a lot of people are struggling to make sense of their identity in a very complicated world.
I have a bold plan to break from the Bloomberg years, and end the 'Tale of Two Cities' by providing real opportunity to all New Yorkers, no matter where they live.
My wife and family, to say the least, are the center of my life; they are my grounding. I don't want to sound schmaltzy, but they are my inspiration and you name it.
I think a lot of the best ideas come from the grassroots; I'm someone who does not like a bunker mentality and does not like groupthink.
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