Crime and real estate take center stage during Andrew Yang REBNY talk

Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang hammered home the connection between rising crime and falling real estate values and emphasized that public safety policies will decide whether New York City recovers from the Covid-19 recession.

Yang offered his conclusions during a Real Estate Board of New York forum with the leading candidates in the Democratic mayoral primary.

“It’s probably public safety, or crime, whether people feel safe on the streets and riding the subway,” he said, when asked what voters say is the leading issue on the campaign trail. “It’s awful but it does come down to whether we can provide the safety, competence, and security that people need.”


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