NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer is running for mayor.

Stringer tossed his hat into the ring Tuesday, making the announcement at Inwood Hill park in Upper Manhattan near his childhood home.

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Laying out his vision for the future, he vowed to bring leadership back to City Hall and build a city for everyone.

“When I’m mayor, we’re going to end the crushing cycle of speculation, eviction and displacement. No more giving away the store to developers,” Stringer said. “We will put an end to the gentrification industrial complex.”

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The 60-year-old Democrat got his start in city politics when he was appointed to his local community board at age 16.

Stringer has served as the city’s comptroller since 2014. Before that, he was Manhattan’s borough president after representing the Upper West Side in the state Assembly for more than a decade.

Stringer joins former New York City Veterans Affairs Commissioner Loree Sutton in formally announcing a bid for mayor in 2021.

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