Is Brooklyn Leading New York City Out of the Pandemic?

Manhattan has long anchored New York City’s economy, attracting workers and travelers from around the world to its vibrant commercial districts and renowned cultural institutions.

But during the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, Manhattan’s strengths became its undoing. Tourists and commuters disappeared from its bustling sidewalks. Two-thirds of New York City’s job losses were concentrated in the borough.

As Manhattan struggled, the other boroughs helped to pull the city out of its deep economic hole. And by some measures, Brooklyn has led the way.

Manhattan has long anchored New York City’s economy, attracting workers and travelers from around the world to its vibrant commercial districts and renowned cultural institutions.

But during the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, Manhattan’s strengths became its undoing. Tourists and commuters disappeared from its bustling sidewalks. Two-thirds of New York […]

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