NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 12 years in office is down to its final two weeks.
The outgoing mayor is kicking off a legacy tour Tuesday with a stop to open an ice skating rink in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.
He pivoted to tout his administration's $5 billion commitment to parks, which includes 870 acres of parkland created.
He boasted that Brooklyn's crime rate has plummeted while its economy has improved.
He also offered a prickly defense of his homeless policies in the wake of a New York Times series about a homeless 12-year-old girl.
Over the next four days, Bloomberg will visit the city's four other boroughs.
His final speech as mayor will be Wednesday at The Economic Club of New York.