New York Wins: How the Crash Will Reshape America

New York Wins: How the Crash Will Reshape America

Regina Yunghans
Feb 20, 2009
Map of U.S. city populations in 1940

This article from the current issue of The Atlantic makes some interesting points about how NYC may hurt a lot less than other US cities and suburbs in this economic downturn. Why?...

One factor is our diverse economy: New York is not only a financial center, but also one of multiple creative industries like media, culture, design, entertainment.

Also, these lean times may spur a greener, more sustainable way of life for Americans. NYC already has many important sustainable frameworks in place: our density and public transport to name a couple.

What advantages do you find living in New York during this time of economic unrest and the consequent reshaping of America?

Read the full Atlantic piece by Richard Florida here. Don't miss the interactive maps, one of which shows our cities' populations throughout the 20th century.

Via: Brownstoner

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