NYC mayor: 400,000 people have obtained municipal ID cards

NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Bill de Blasio says about 400,000 people have obtained New York City's municipal ID card since the program was rolled out six months ago.

The card is useful for the elderly, homeless and immigrants who lack legal documentation. It also offers free access to cultural institutions.

De Blasio gave the update Monday at the Museum of Natural History.

He says the ID promotes a powerful message: that New York is "a city for everyone."

In June, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon applied for a card of his own, saying it would make him "a real New Yorker."

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