This “tale” is nothing more than class warfare. An attempt to divide the city.It is a feeble retreat to the same old playbook that promises a perfect world, but deliversonly special-interest-dominated politics.It’s this kind of thinking that has historically brought our city to the brink of bankruptcy and rampant civic decay.In this campaign, that starts tonight, I am not going to let the other side divide our city. I will campaign to unify our city.Let me tell you something: We may be five boroughs, but WE are ONE city, ONE peopleand the last thing we want is to send the city back to the days of economic despair, fearand hopelessness. We’re New Yorkers and we’re in this together.This city is the most diverse city in the world - - we are home to every culture andethnicity across the planet. It’s one of the things I love most about this city. We havemore in common than we have differences. We all want safe streets where we don’t have to live in fear, we all want our children tohave a good education that will allow them to be competitive in the 21st Century, we all want a good-paying job that can put food on the table and a roof over our heads, we all want a strong quality of life that enables us to enjoy our city.New Yorkers are unlike any other people in the world. We have spirit, we have drive,and we are unflappable.No matter who tests us--and boy have we been tested--we never back down.The city has transformed over the last two decades. Crime is at historic lows, theeconomy has expanded and we have new growing emerging industries that are creatinggood-paying jobs. You can see this transformation in my home borough of Brooklyn. Today you can walk through Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Crown Heights – or along the beautiful BrooklynBridge Park – and you will see neighborhood after neighborhood transformed into greatplaces to live, work and raise a family.This did not happen by accident. It happened because the public and private sectorscame together to improve our quality of life.