NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Scott Stringer, the former Manhattan borough president turned New York City comptroller, is looking forward to his new role under Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Stringer beat former governor Eliot Spitzer in the Democratic Primary last year. He was sworn into office on January 1 surrounded by his wife and two children.

"They were adorable. We loved it so much," said Stringer about his family and his rambunctious two-year-old son.

As for the work that lies ahead, Stringer says he's committed to moving the city along a progressive agenda.

“I think that when you look forward down the line we do have real budget constraints… we have to figure out what’s possible and what we can do right away… we also come to the table wanting to make a contribution to the city.  The skyline of this city must change that’s how we grow our boroughs. We look at incentives and abatements; monitoring agencies when its appropriate to create growth,” said Stringer







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