Business data underscored the ongoing health and economic impacts of the epidemic in New York, praising the city’s ability to prevent the virus, saying local leaders needed to do more to address unemployment and homelessness.
Business leaders wrote in an open letter, “Despite New York’s success in coronoviruses, an unprecedented number of New Yorkers are unemployed, homeless, or otherwise at risk.” “There is widespread concern over public safety, sanitation and other issues of life that are contributing to the deteriorating conditions in the commercial districts and neighborhoods in the five districts.”
Officials called on De Blasio to “take immediate action to restore essential services”, offering recommendations to revive the city’s economy through a comprehensive strategy report titled “A Call for Action and Collaboration” Of.
Officials and leaders of some of the city’s most prolific companies signed the letter to their names, including heads of Goldman Sachs, JetBlue, MasterCard, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, MetLife and Warby Parker, as well as top law firms and real estate figures Are included. Companies.
According to the group’s website, COVID-19 has focused on the impact on the city and was published by the Partnership for New York City, a nonprofit organization that aims to address “global industries and government Building bridges between leaders “.
The New York Times reported that business leaders signed the letter after realizing that their concerns were being ignored.
De Blasio appeared to respond to the letter on Thursday, urging business leaders to call for federal stimulus money and an extension of the city’s lending limit.
“We need these leaders to join the fight to move the city forward,” He tweeted.
A spokesman for de Blasio’s office told The Hill that they applaud the businesses’ input, “for rebuilding a fair, better city.”
“We want to restore these services and save jobs, and the most direct way to do this is with long-term lending and a federal incentive. We ask these leaders to join this fight because the stakes are not high Can be, ”said Bill. Nirat, press secretary for the mayor’s office.
The mayor has pointed to the city’s $ 9 billion deficit, which has led to cuts in some services. The city has said that to avoid future cuts, it would need permission from the state government for long-term loans or incentives from the federal budget.
According to the Times database, the highest number of deaths in New York City so far was from COVID-19, of which more than 23,000 people died from COVID-19 with over 23,000 deaths.
While the epidemic has affected the livelihoods of thousands of people living in the city’s five boroughs, some conditions vary by region.
Nevertheless, it is estimated that one-third of the city’s 240,000 small businesses may never open after the epidemic, and about 520,000 jobs have been lost.
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Giuliani’s comments were made in May following a rising crime rate in the city between police vandalism and the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Minneapolis policy custody.
“He’s stopping NYPD [New York Police Department] From doing the actions that prevented riots in the past, ”Giuliani said of de Blasio.
De Blasio is term-limited and slated to step down at the end of 2021.
“It’s all chicken and egg problems. Roads are not safe until people return. If the roads are not safe, people don’t come back, “Catherine Wylde, president of Partnership for New York City, told the Times. “Then someone’s got to break the egg.”
Updated at 3:30 PM