Two years of continuous crises have afflicted New Yorkers. The crises tells you that it is in command, that it is the one who is in control. It wants to tell you that we can be happy, can be sad, can work, and that we can enjoy our city. The crises wants us to live. But there’s one thing everyone knows about New Yorkers. We don’t like anyone telling us what to do. Yet, unemployment remains high, crime continues to rise, and Covid cases continue to rise. So how can we bring our city home? It’s simple, New Yorkers. We will bring our city back together by making a promise to each other now, right here, and starting today. This would be our New Year’s resolution. We won’t be controlled in times of crisis. Instead, we’ll make the city better every day through actions big and small. Not letting the crisis dictate your actions is not getting vaccinated. Going to a Broadway show, sending your children to school, and going back to work. These are affirmations of confidence that our city is ours. Government must perform its duties to ensure that New Yorkers can make these decisions safely.
Source: NY Times