Rikers Island, foie gras, ambition: Wild year in NYC politics – New York Daily News

While that effort was met with immediate skepticism, he made progress on another of his top goals — building or preserving 300,000 units of affordable housing by 2026. In fiscal year 2019, his administration oversaw 9,029 new units and helped preserve 16,270 others, according to the Department of Housing and Preservation, bringing the totals to 43,937 units built and 91,507 preserved since 2013.