News Climate change, income inequality threaten NYC: de Blasio By AMNY April 21, 2014 8:15 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Two hazards threaten the city's progress -- income inequality and climate change, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday night. "Many people speak about income inequality in moral terms, but there is a pragmatic aspect," de Blasio said at a conference, noting that when the gap between rich a poor widens and the middle class erodes, "the stability of the whole system is threatened." He also said that Superstorm Sandy weather-wise was "the worst case scenario" but added officials are taking steps to prepare for extreme weather events. By AMNY Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.