Yang talks about the Broadway stimulus plan; Adams Shores Up Support

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NEW YORK – Andrew Yang appealed to fans of the Great White Way on Monday, announcing his plan to revive the Theater District and bring tourists back to New York City.

“I will more than quintuple the city’s investment in tourism so people around the world know the city is open and Broadway is open,” Yang said Monday, speaking to an audience at Greenroom 42, where Lillias White’s cabaret is currently presented.


What would you like to know

  • Andrew Yang has released his plan to bring back Broadway, which includes a massive advertising campaign and addresses quality of life issues in the Theater District.
  • The city’s arts, entertainment and recreation sector fell 66% from December 2019 to December 2020
  • Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has been endorsed by Rep. Tom Suozzi
  • Adams promises to offer small business loans, suspend tax on commercial rents, eliminate small business start-up costs

According to data compiled by the Yang Campaign, the city’s arts, entertainment and recreation sector fell 66% from December 2019 to December 2020, and more than 12,600 direct jobs and 74,500 indirect jobs were threatened.

Yang’s proposal includes a plan to address quality of life issues in the area surrounding the theater district and working with the city’s tourism board to create an attractive marketing campaign for tourists.

“We’re going to tackle the quality of life issues that make people think New York is not open, basics like garbage collection, but also the issue of homelessness on the streets,” Yang said.

Yang, who could potentially make history as the city’s first Asian-American mayor, has also joined other Asian-American candidates vying for a show of force against a recent wave of crimes. hateful against the Asian community.

The group took the subway to Canal Street to show their support for the Asian American community.

Meanwhile, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was outside Tony’s Beechhurst Deli in Whitestone, pledging to bring back small businesses and protect the middle class he said is being ignored in outside of Manhattan.

“When the skyscrapers rise, the hopes and dreams of the middle class in America cannot be wiped out. This is what New York is all about,” Adams said.

Adams, who highlighted his time as a police officer and his roots in Queens, was also endorsed by Rep. Tom Suozzi, who represents parts of Queens and Long Island.

“He’s coming to New York, he was born and raised in New York,” Suozzi told NY1. “I think Eric understands the middle class and pays more attention to it than the other candidates. He knows there are a lot of workers in the middle who are just trying to get by, hoping the city stays strong, stays safe, stays clean. “

Adams promises to offer small business loans, suspend the tax on commercial rents, and eliminate small business start-up costs.

It’s a battle for relevance in some of the city’s most important areas. Yang appeals to big industries, and Adams to New York blue collar workers and the middle class. Both groups are concerned about the quality of life.

“We cannot go back. We know the days of almost 2,000 homicides a year, we thought we could not live safely in our city.” Adams said.

Yang and Adams have made overtures to communities on the outskirts. But in recent days, Yang has focused his plans on recovery while promising to work with the private sector. Adams, for his part, gradually built support for local leaders away from Manhattan and the skyscrapers of Midtown.

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