Bloomberg focuses on economy, Nets' move in State of the City
Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered his annual State of the City address today from Morris High School in The Bronx. The speech marked Bloomberg's 11th as mayor, and focused largely on economic growth and education across the five boroughs. Major talking points included the redevelopment of Coney Island, as well a five-point teacher salary program. Bloomberg also disclosed plans to bring more jobs to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and discussed the importance of the Nets' move from New Jersey. "We'll open the new Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards, bringing big league sports back to the borough where they belong," he said.Nearly 200 people rallied outside the school during the speech, demonstrating against a Department of Education law prohibiting religious worship in public spaces.To watch Mayor Bloomberg's State of the City address, click on iO Extra on Channel 612.