NEW YORK — According to the city, nearly half of New York City residents have already received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which comes as the daily coronavirus indicators are slowly moving in the right direction.

In his weekly “Mondays with the Mayor” interview on “Inside City Hall,” Mayor Bill de Blasio sits down with political anchor Errol Louis to discuss if the increase in vaccination rates means walk-in shots will be available to more New Yorkers, after they recently expanded to all city residents ages 50 and older at city-run sites.

The mayor also discussed:

  • Possible complications to enforcement of anti-smoking laws with the state legalizing adult-use recreational marijuana
  • Why he opposes proposed upgrades to a power plant in Astoria
  • The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) endorsing City Comptroller Scott Stringer — a sometimes critic of his — for mayor
  • For the first time, every school is expected to receive 100% of the money they're entitled to under the city's funding formula
  • What he thinks about our exclusive Spectrum News NY1/Ipsos poll finding that left-leaning voters are far outnumbered in the primary electorate


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Watch the full interview above.


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