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Mayor De Blasio Explains Why Rikers Island Needs To Close, How Much We Paid Trump & MTA Price Hike [VIDEO]

Mayor Bill de Blasio called into Ebro in the Morning and touched on some very important topics in New York City.

He addressed trying to close Rikers Island, admitting that it will take at least 10 years. De Blasio days that crime has dropped and 20% less inmates sent to the prison since he took office.

The mayor also addressed a plan to have jobs waiting for prisoners when they come out of jail. His plan is to write it into the city budget.

During the interview he also addressed the "raise the age" problem in New York, Governor Cuomo, the rise of MTA prices and more.

Watch the full interview below.

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