New York’s identity is that it’s a city of immigrants. Are candidates for city offices committed to turning that slogan a reality for today’s foreign-born New Yorkers?
From subways and buses to bikes and ferries, the people who win this year’s elections for mayor and other city offices will not only shape how New Yorkers get around, but also how public space and taxpayer money gets used.
As Max & Murphy discuss in their latest issue brief, health has rarely been a big topic on the campaign trail but often had a defining effect upon mayors.
The next mayor will have to deal with the educational damage wrought by COVID-19 and the profound problems of quality and equity that challenged the city’s schools even before the pandemic.
The economy would have been a major topic in this campaign year even if COVID-19 never happened. Now, amid massive unemployment, a fiscal emergency, and potential long-term changes in commuting and retail, it’s pivotal.