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Cities with Empty Offices See New Room to Expand Housing

Politico | 11/11/21

After Covid, New York and other cities are weighing whether to convert empty office buildings into affordable housing.

NEW YORK — To see how the Covid-19 pandemic has changed America’s downtowns, all you have to do is stand in the subway station at Times Square on a weekday morning.

Beneath one of the most iconic intersections in America, trains pull in just a few minutes apart, but even at the height of rush hour they are only half full. The platforms and maze of stairs that lead to the exits are sparsely filled; a stall that sold newspapers and magazines, cigarettes, and soft drinks is shuttered.

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Politico|Cities with Empty Offices See New Room to Expand Housing|11/11/21