September 14, 2020
With dozens of the city’s commercial real estate leaders among its 150-plus signatories, an open letter spearheaded by the Partnership for New York City warned that conditions across the five boroughs have deteriorated since the COVID-19 pandemic set in. It called on the de Blasio administration to take immediate action.
While efforts to contain the pandemic have been successful, “There is widespread anxiety over public safety, cleanliness and other quality of life issues that are contributing to deteriorating conditions in commercial districts and neighborhoods across the five boroughs,” the letter reads.
It continues, “We need to send a strong, consistent message that our employees, customers, clients and visitors will be coming back to a safe and healthy work environment. People will be slow to return unless their concerns about security and the livability of our communities are addressed quickly and with respect and fairness for our city’s diverse populations.”
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