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Looking forward to 2021
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Story: Cars reclaim Northern Boulevard bike lane as
snow plows remove FlexPosts
Summary: Bike infrastructure was just another
piece of collateral damage from Snowstorm Gail
after Department of Sanitation plows scraped away
FlexPosts dividing cars from bike lanes in a number
of sections in the city.
Reach: 2,971 (as of 12/28/20)
We’ve heard so much about what a horrible
year 2020 has been — and make no
mistake, it has been horrible.
Th e coronavirus, social unrest, protests,
political divisions, economic strife
— there is little redemption for 2020, and
all of us will look back on it with varying
degrees of anguish.
We live in a dark period, and in darkness,
despair too easily sets in. Yet there
remains room for light and hope, particularly
in this city, as we have much to
look forward to in the year ahead — even
as we cope with the very diffi cult present
For one thing, COVID-19’s grip upon
our city, country and world, while still too
awfully tight, is slowly loosening. Vaccines
— a miraculous feat developed at record
speed with the advent of science and the
marvels of human ingenuity — are fi nally
beginning to be administered.
Th e crisis is far from over; we must all
continue to be careful, smart and safe. But
each person vaccinated brings us a little
closer to the end of this horrifi c tragedy
— and not a return to normalcy, but
rather a return to life as each of us wants
to lead it.
Th e streets of our city will become busy
again. Businesses will reopen in full; those
businesses that didn’t survive the year will
be succeeded by others that will survive
decades. Th e economy will roll once more.
But we also look forward toward the
rebuilding of New York as a more equitable
city. Th is year has brought to the fore
the long-ignored issues of inequality. Th e
eff ort to end disparity in New York City
has only begun; it won’t be completed in
a year or a few years, but it must continue.
We also have a new ally in Presidentelect
Biden, who takes offi ce on Jan. 20.
We hope he gives this city the help it
needs to rebuild — and that those who
work to undermine him because Trump
lost will have a change of heart, and
respect the will of the people.
Our wish for you as we head into 2021
is peace, health and happiness, now and in
the future — and that we take care of ourselves
and each other.
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We are all looking forward to a better 2021.