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. 

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

Kathryn Garcia has a straightforward pitch for why she should be mayor: She “gets shit done.”

HAMODIA

“I want us to grow. We need economic growth. We need to make it so that it’s fair. We need to make sure people are getting jobs in these companies. I’m very supportive of unionization so that you don’t have somebody making $50 million and someone making $15. But I do think you need to have jobs in the city and continue to grow.”

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. “Today, to open a restaurant in New York, you need to get permits, file applications, undergo reviews, get inspections and receive licenses from up to eight different agencies before you can sell a bowl of soup,” Garcia said. “To restart New York City’s local economy, we have to change and we have to change fast.”

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