Forget the mayor's annual address, now THAT is the 'State of the City' !
There's also an accompanying article to point out the major trends.
One slightly creepy stat that I will throw out is the top three complaints of residents in a collection of the tonier neighbourhoods (SoHo, Greenwich Village, West Village and Little Italy):
1. Street noise 2. Rats 3. Roadway maintenance
versus those in some of the poorest neighbourhoods (Morrisania, Claremont, Crotona Park East and parts of Melrose)
1. Rats 2. Street noise 3. Lack of cultural activities
Well, I guess that's an advantage for us living in a city that's just a blip surrounded by a landscape of rodent food !
One way to deal with rats in NY....