NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Republican mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis contends he’s the right person to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall because he has a 21st century vision for the city’s continued growth.
In a wide-ranging interview with WCBS 880’s Steve Scott, the billionaire businessman discussed his vision for the city’s future, weighed in on the NYPD inspector general debate and commented on colleague who was arrested in Tuesday’s political bribery scheme.
“I think New York City is at its crossroads,” Catsimatidis said. “We can go backwards very easily. If we get the wrong mayor and the wrong police commissioner, New York could fall back to the problems it had in the 1980s.”
“Any New Yorker that’s enjoyed quality of life that we’ve had in New York the last 10 years, especially, nobody wants to go back,” he added.