Mayor de Blasio and the Statue of Liberty (photo: Ed Reed/Mayor's Office)
New York City is arguably the nation's most historically significant and diverse city. People across the nation look to New York for leadership, enlightenment, and inspiration, particularly in difficult times. Americans these days seem to be experiencing a sense of drift, puzzlement, uncertainty, divisiveness, and apprehension, in part due to the political situation in Washington, D.C.
There may be several ways New York programs and institutions can help.