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Hochul Is Missing the Train on How to Get Manhattanites Back on the MTA

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Hochul Is Missing the Train on How to Get Manhattanites Back on the MTA

New York Post November 21, 2021
Urban PolicyNYCInfrastructure & Transportation

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. 

Continue reading the entire piece here at the New York Post

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Nicole Gelinas is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor at City Journal. Follow her on Twitter here.

Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage

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