Blue City Decline: How to Save New York and Other Cities

Source: Town Hall
by Betsy McCaughey

“New York City residents have thrown in the towel. Gotham’s quality of life is plunging, but only 11% of registered voters turned out in last Tuesday’s local election. Nearly all incumbent members of the New York City Council skated to reelection. New Yorkers are voting with their feet, abandoning the city instead of going to the polls to demand new leadership. Amazingly, more New Yorkers have fled the city since 2020 than turned out on Election Day. It doesn’t have to be this way. The Big Apple could be a safe, thriving place to live. But our politicians have no vision of a better future, no priorities. Last year, Mayor Eric Adams announced a plan, ‘Rebuild, Renew, Reinvent: A Blueprint for New York City’s Economic Recovery,’ which includes 70 initiatives. Seventy priorities mean no priorities at all.” (11/16/23)