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New Yorkers Talk Change, Weigh In On The City’s Future

'Talking Transition' Tent And Mobile Units Will Be Open For A Week
New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio gives his victory speech on Nov. 5, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio gives his victory speech on Nov. 5, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A suggestion box has been set up in the village for New Yorkers to submit their ideas for the best way to move the city forward.

WCBS 880’s Jim Smith spoke with residents at the Talking Transition Tent near Canal Street and 6th Ave, where everyone seemed to have a different idea about which way the city should go.

“My idea for the city of New York would be getting out and telling people to recycle more,” one environmentally conscious New Yorker said.

Residents had a wide range of options available to spread their message from tablets and stickers to an actual soap box made of plastic milk crates.

Bronx resident Bival Pointer had a simple suggestion for Mayor Elect Bill De Blasio.

“Keep the promise and listen to the people. It’s just that simple,” he said.

Ten different foundations partnered to collect the feedback generated by the event in hopes that De Blasio is listening. The tent and mobile units around the city will be open until Saturday, November 23.

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