Op-ed: When we support parks, we attract tourists and workers and make neighborhoods more attractive

New York City needs an economic booster shot. We lost more jobs than the national average and our recovery has been slower than that of other major U.S. cities. One key step is to show workers that a day in the city is better than another day in the home office.

The city can do that by doubling down on the public places that make it unique: the subways, streets, parks, cafes, theaters and building lobbies that make for lively and interesting interactions. That social infrastructure, designed to facilitate casual interaction, is the perfect balance to sitting in front of a computer.

Skipping the commute is often justified

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