New York Governor Kathy Hochul urged employers to get workers back into the office.
Gov. Kathy Hochul meant well when she asked Manhattan business leaders last week to tell their workers: “Everybody back in the office. . . . We need you back at least the majority of the week.” But she misreads the problem and solution.
New York state needs to adjust to a new era for Manhattan, its economic powerhouse — starting with Hochul’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Cheerleading people back to work is better than not doing it. Mayor Bill de Blasio has never cared one way or the other.
But nearly two years into an entirely different way of working, Hochul may as well cheerlead to bring hundreds of thousands of garment workers back to the West Side of Manhattan to sew clothes.
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