I’m not a New Yorker. I’ve only visited New York once for a week 4 years ago. But I think this oped by Jerry Seinfeld So You Think New York Is ‘Dead’: (It isn’t) is spot on – New York isn’t going anywhere.
Yes, Remote everything is becoming the norm, people are moving away from world class cities, but it won’t be forever. The cities won’t vanish, they’ll do what they always do: change.
There is an energy in the big cities that you can’t find anywhere else and can’t replicate remotely. While I’ve been nearly 100% remote working for the last 7 or 8 years, I always felt recharged by my trips into the cities. And when this is all over, I look forward getting back in the mix of things.