The abandonment of New York City

The impact: There are more than 13,000 empty apartments in Manhattan, and landlords are offering unheard-of discounts.

The MTA is destitute, and ridership is in a tailspin — despite the fact that subway cars are unnaturally gleaming.

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In an echo of the 1970s, homelessness, violent crime and urban blight are on the rise.

The Empire State Building is suffering as tenants evacuate and tourists stay away.

Hamilton, Shmamilton: Broadway is shut down through at least January.

“There’s no reason to do business in New York,” Michael Weinstein of Ark Restaurants, which owns the famous Bryant Park Grill & Cafe, told the New York Times. “I can do the same volume in Florida in the same square feet as I would have in New York, with my expenses being much less.”

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