For the first time since 1989 New York City will elect a Democrat for Mayor. Bill de Blasio now has a great laboratory in which to conduct his policy agenda. His success or failure could have a big impact on how the rest of the country judges progressive policies.
More than anything it is a change of the political guard in the Big Apple. Unlike the law and order Rudy Giuliani or the market-friendly Bloomberg, Bill de Blasio is a solid progressive who has a different set of priorities. New York City is starting a new chapter in city politics. Let’s see what happens.