On the one-year anniversary of NYLS’s initial closure due to COVID-19 precautions, Dean Anthony W. Crowell has published an open letter in Tribeca Citizen. In it, he expresses his support, and the School’s support, for the neighborhood it calls home.
“While Tribeca may have all the cache of an international destination, at its core, it is a village, supported by a web of loyal and long-time personal relationships, many of which have been lost during the pandemic,” he writes.
“Each business closure — every restaurant, boutique, and personal care provider that shutters — represents the death of someone’s dream. And the displacement of each business’ workers — who hail from across the city — means losing the very people who help to create and sustain our neighborhood. These are COVID’s other victims. The question before us now is, how do we harness our neighborhood’s collective strength and rebuild?”
Register for the Open Community Meeting
On Wednesday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. EST, NYLS will host an online forum to start a conversation about post-pandemic recovery planning. Register for the event.