Recovery

The core of our recovery plan is meaningful economic relief and job pathways for the most vulnerable New Yorkers, a plan for small businesses to reopen and stay open, and a green future.

Kathryn is ready to lead the best city in the world to a better tomorrow

New York City is the best city in the world. Our public spaces, cultural institutions, and community infrastructure make New York City the ultimate gathering place for the most creative people. Our park system is as big as the entire city of Boston. Our three library systems have more than 200 branches, and our countless cultural institutions and arts organizations will soon again provide world-class entertainment.

That thing that makes us New York hasn’t gone away. The people who started those restaurants, theaters, salons, bodegas, dance clubs, gyms, and museums – all their creative talent is still here. They just need help. That’s why the core of our recovery plan is meaningful economic relief and job pathways for the most vulnerable New Yorkers.

Our strength lies in our ability to evolve. The pandemic has taught us that we can move quickly. Restaurants created outdoor dining overnight – a process that would have taken months before this year. We will build on the success of open streets and outdoor dining to create more vibrant outdoor spaces to power our recovery in every single neighborhood. We will make it easier for all our small businesses, particularly our restaurants, to thrive.

The next mayor has the opportunity to lead New York into a green future. Kathryn has a bold vision for our recovery that is rooted in a commitment to addressing climate change. New York will not look exactly like it did before the pandemic, and that’s a good thing.

Kathryn has been tapped to solve our greatest challenges in times of crisis during her entire career. She has overseen $8 billion in capital construction. She has managed thousands of City employees and built innovative programs to serve New Yorkers. This is not a time for on-the-job training. Kathryn Garcia is ready to lead the best city in the world to a better tomorrow. 

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Recovery

HIGHLIGHTS

Reopen to Stay Open: Our Plan to Restart NYC’s Local Economy

Meaningful economic relief and job pathways for the most vulnerable New Yorkers

Deliver excellent basic services and make our public spaces and parks delightful

Fix the broken bureaucracy of City government

Recovery x Climate

Media Coverage

POLITICO

Garcia’s plan provides a glimpse of what her mayoralty could look like — and highlights the chief selling point for her campaign: she is an experienced city manager who has an intimate familiarity with the city’s vast bureaucracy.

GOTHAM GAZETTE

Garcia, who has the deepest experience in the field of working in city agencies, said she would bring economic development and workforce development -- which she said are currently siloed -- under the same deputy mayor.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Mayoral hopeful Kathryn Garcia appealed to pandemic-weary New York City small business owners Friday with a plan that aims to drastically streamline the city’s permitting processes and expand the city’s outdoor offerings.