Even before the virus hit, pols like de Blasio (with help from Albany) had left Gotham on shaky ground, with “reforms” that ensured more crime, vagrants swamping the streets and a budget that failed to prepare for even a modest downturn, let alone one shut by the bug.
Alas, at the moment, there’s no one on the horizon looking to replace him who’ll offer anything but more of the same. Or worse.
After the city’s brush with near-bankruptcy in the ’70s, Mayor Ed Koch guided the city back to a more solid fiscal footing. In the ’90s, Mayor Rudy Giuliani proved the city was governable after all, and restored it to its former glory. He and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton cracked down on low-level offenses and rolled back two decades of rising crime.
By the beginning of the de Blasio era, the murder rate had fallen by nearly 90 percent.
NOW NYC IN UTTER CHAOS! WHY? UTTERLY NO LEADERSHIP A MAN WITH AN IQ IN SINGLE NUMBERS