02/11/2013 02:41 pm ET

Quinn Vows To Build 40,000 New Middle-Class Apartments

CITY HALL — City Council Speaker Christine Quinn vowed to build 40,000 affordable, middle-class apartments over the next 10 year during her final State of the City speech as speaker Monday.

Quinn, who is widely expected to officially launch her bid for mayor soon, described the initiative — which was one of a series designed to bolster the city's middle class — as “the biggest commitment to middle class affordability that this city has seen in two generations."

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