De Blasio, who has championed housing rights, public education, and access to services for New Yorkers of any immigration status, now needs to tackle the inequity of two million daily bus riders crawling through snarled traffic.
The governor’s office distributed this lengthy statement amid continuing criticism of the Amazon deal.
Census data show just how many immigrant New Yorkers—and how many New York neighborhoods—could be harmed if the proposed ‘public charge’ rule is adopted.
Mayor de Blasio says generous subsidies and a short-cut public process are justified because New York needs the tax dollars Amazon will bring. But there’s a lot more to the balance sheet than that.