Mayor Michael Bloomberg said goodbye Friday to the Partnership for New York City at the group's annual meeting.
The mayor didn't choke up during his speech like he did at a speech on Thursday, and pointed to the city's life expectancy as his crowning achievement.
"Life expectancy is today in New York City three years greater than it was 12 years ago and two-and-a-half years greater than the average across America. Think about that," he said.
The mayor also reflected on failing to woo the Olympics to the city in 2012, arguing that New York is better off because it would have had great difficulty raising the money needed during the economic crisis.
The partnership is a nonprofit organization that promotes economic growth in New York City.