NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will not run for governor.

On Tuesday, he ended months of speculation by announcing he would not enter the Democratic primary in which Gov. Kathy Hochul already has a commanding start, having locked up endorsements and fundraising.

De Blasio left office at the end of 2021 after eight years of mayor of the largest city in the country.

He had been hinting for months about a 2022 run for governor.

In a video posted to Twitter, he said he would instead devote himself to fighting inequality in New York.

Top 7 Places To Get Gourmet Coffee Around Utica

National Gourmet Coffee day is January 18th. You can celebrate by getting your own cup of gourmet coffee from a local shop. Here's a list of the top rated coffee shops in Utica.

5 Indoor Water Parks Across New York State

Literally, there are plenty of places within driving distance of Central New York and the Mohawk Valley that you can make a weekend getaway out of. Water slides, heated pools, and tropical temps....inside a building......where if you look outside you'll see inches, or feet, of snow.

Through our research, we were able to find at least 5 indoor water parks in New York: