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NYC Business Leaders Urge Mayor to Fix Degraded City Services

  • Executives warn de Blasio: lack of livability imperils future
  • They cite ‘widespread anxiety over public safety, cleanliness’
Mayor Bill de Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio

Photographer: Demetrius Freeman/Bloomberg

Leaders of more than 150 New York City corporations and financial firms called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to pay more attention to a declining quality of life, as the city struggles to contain the Covid-19 pandemic that has ravaged its economy.

In a letter sent to the mayor Thursday, the chief executives of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Blackstone Group Inc. and other prominent companies acknowledged the city’s accomplishment in limiting the spread of the virus. But they said they were losing confidence in the city as a place that feels safe for people to live and work.