Mayor de Blasio spoke at Cooper Union's Great Hall this morning to continue spreading a message of unity in NYC.
Per the Daily News:
De Blasio ... said it's important for New York to be at the forefront of a burgeoning anti-Trump movement because this city has always been a beacon of opportunity all over the world.
He urged the crowd — which twice gave him a standing ovation — to "always be proud of our values."
"The president-elect talked during the campaign about the movement that he had built. Now its our turn to build a movement, a movement of the majority," he said.
You can read a full transcript of his speech here ... including remarks by First Lady Chirlane McCray. Other speakers were FDNY chaplain Rev. Ann Kansfield, Rabbi Joseph Potasnik and NYPD chaplain Imam Khalid Latif.
To all of you – we will protect you. This is your home. We are #AlwaysNewYork.— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 21, 2016
A single election does not change who we are - we are 8.5 million strong. We are #AlwaysNewYork.— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 21, 2016