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NYC mayor says it's his job to defend NYC's interests in Albany


NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio says it's his job to defend the interests of New York City in Albany.

The mayor made the remark Wednesday during a wide-ranging interview on WNYW-TV's "Good Day New York."

Asked about his contentious relationship with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, he cited former Mayor Ed Koch.

De Blasio said Koch used to dole out praise when the governor helped the city — and speak out when the city wasn't being served.

De Blasio says there's nothing new about governors and mayors agreeing and disagreeing. But the only way to "get results" for New York City he says "is to call it out."

The governor has previously said he and the mayor each have a constituency to serve and there will be times when they agree and disagree.

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