“Coming back now almost three years later, it’s absolutely amazing what people have achieved,” de Blasio said. “And we’re proud to have been a part of it.”
Without mentioning him by name, de Blasio took a shot at his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.
“The day I had the honor of taking this office, January 1st, 2014, we didn’t have a single construction start under Build It Back and we did not have a single reimbursement check in any families hand,” de Blasio said.
It took a full overhaul to Build it Back. He crowed that his administration has racked up nearly 1,900 construction starts — with 1,200 of them being completed.
During Superstorm Sandy on the night of Oct. 29, 2012, more than 130 homes were wiped out by a horrific fire in Breezy Point, Queens.