Mayor de Blasio delivers State of the City address, wants NYC to be fairest big city

Posted: Updated:
MANHATTAN -

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his annual State of the City address Thursday in Manhattan.

The mayor laid out his agenda after introducing several new initiatives, including a $100 million universal health care plan.

Mayor de Blasio says he wants to make New York City the fairest big city in America.

He touched on increasing bus lanes and bus speeds by the end of 2020 along with adding a fast ferry line for Staten Island.

The mayor also proposed free vison tests and prescription eyeglasses to any kindergartner or first-grader who needs them.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."