NYC business leaders urge ‘immediate action’ from de Blasio to fix Big Apple’s rot

The leaders of some of Corporate America’s biggest names urged Mayor Bill de Blasio to take “immediate action” to address New York City’s deteriorating quality-of-life issues, warning that an exodus that began with the coronavirus pandemic would continue in the wake of “widespread anxiety” about the future.

In a terse yet poignant letter released on Thursday, the Partnership for New York City — comprised of over 100 business and financial leaders based in the Big Apple — called on the mayor to move quickly to address a number of issues exposed by the coronavirus pandemic, including soaring violent crime.