State of the City 2018

2018 State of the City Address

February 13, 2018

The 2018 State of the City Address was held at the Kings Theatre in Flatbush, Brooklyn. This major address delivered annually by the Mayor that reflects upon the successes of 2017, acknowledges crucial issues, and maps out intended goals for the current year's legislative agenda. 

At the 2018 Address, Mayor de Blasio outlined how he will make New York City “The Fairest Big City in America” by fighting to restore democracy. Now, the Mayor is counting on you to join us. Support our 10-point plan, DemocracyNYC. Help us make it easier to: register; vote; run for office; get involved; and ensure that every New Yorker is counted in the 2020 Census. Go to NYC.gov/democracy to get involved now.

Welcome remarks were made by Tyler Bates and "God Bless America" was sung by the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music's Chorus. Invocations were provided by Bishop Annette Rose, Imam Ahmed Dewidar, Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser, and Bishop Angelo Rosario. The Pledge of Allegiance was done by Tseyang Wangyal and Anthony Nuccio and the National Anthem was sung by Regina Wilson. Walter Logan provided introduction for First Lady Chirlane McCray, followed by remarks by the First Lady and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Media

Audio Description: Watch the livestream of the 2018 State of the City Address featuring the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music's Chorus, Bishop Annette Rose, Imam Ahmed Dewidar, Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser, Bishop Angelo Rosario, students Tseyang Wangyal and Anthony Nuccio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Audio Description: Watch the highlights clip from the 2018 State of the City Address, highlighting achievements made in 2017.

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In the News

Curbed New York: De Blasio renews call for millionaires' tax, more affordable housing in State of the City

The New York Times: In State of the City Speech, Mayor Calls for Improved Democracy

CBS NY: De Blasio In 5th 'State Of The City' Address: NYC Must Become 'Fairest Big City In America'

Gotham Gazette: De Blasio Promises Fairness, Democracy in State of the City Address

Observer: Bill de Blasio Looks to Boost Voter Turnout in New York City

AMNY: State of the City: De Blasio honors heroes in speech

Wall Street Journal: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Outlines Plan for Second Term

NY1: De Blasio Calls For a Fairer NYC, More Civic Engagement in State Of The City

NY Post: De Blasio at State of the City: Our mission is to boost democracy

Pix 11: 'Great honor' to see hero soldier who saved neighbors in Bronx fire recognized, father says

CBS 2 Broadcast by Chris Wragge

ABC 7 Broadcast by Shirleen Allicot

FOX 5 Broadcast by Sukanya Krishnan

TELEMUNDO 47 Broadcast by Nilda Rosario

UNIVISION 41 Broadcast by Victor Javier Solano

Past Events

Watch the 2017 State of the City video 
Read the 2017 State of the City transcript
Read the 2016 State of the City speech