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Fascinating article, Ann Kjellberg. Much as I respect De Blasio and Cuomo as pragmatists seeking to grow the economy, your factual analysis of the particular character and quality of this projected growth is alarming, to say the least. Where are unions, minimum wages, anti-trust laws, guarantees for health insurance and retirement plans; where is the living, breathing soul of our beloved New York City? As a transplanted New Yorker with a 20-plus year run, I very much enjoyed reading this, realizing how similar issues of overcrowding, displacement, inequality, sprawl, and architectural disfigurement bedevil many other cities in the US. Thanks for this piece!

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