Mayor Bloomberg spent Memorial Day at a number of different events in Queens and spoke about a number of issues:

The City Council proposal to name a street after Sonny Carson
He called it "probably the worst idea the City Council, anybody in the City Council, has had in recent memory." City Councilman Charles Barron, who supports part of Gates Avenue in Brooklyn to be named after the black activist, told the Daily News, "Tell the mayor to take a walk through Brooklyn and see the name of Thomas Jefferson, a slave-holding pedophile, and tell me he is better than Sonny Carson."

Immigration legislation
Bloomberg called the temporary worker provision "a joke," adding, "Nobody’s going to go home for a year and come back. Nobody could ever enforce that. Nobody in their right mind would ever try to do it.” But he did think the bill was a "big step forward."

Congestion pricing
Who on the Mayor's speechwriting team will take credit for connecting pollution and war? The Post called the link "tenuous," and here's what Bloomberg said: "Our soldiers are fighting so that we have our freedoms. Unless you have good health, you're not going to be around to enjoy them. The pollution that's going into the air today is causing our kids in a lot of neighborhoods in New York City to have four times the national asthma rate."

Bloomberg also asked people to remember Queens soldiers who had died last year and said, "There's a very serious purpose here, and that's to remember those who since the founding of this country had been fighting and dying to let us get together."