Big Cities Are Starting to Thrive Again—Just Not Near Office Buildings

From a Wall Street Journal story by Konrad Putzier and Kate King headlined “American Cities Are Starting to Thrive Again. Just Not Near Office Buildings.”:

While office towers sit empty and nearby businesses struggle to pay their bills, residential neighborhoods in America’s biggest cities are bustling again.

The pandemic and remote work have done little to dent the overall appeal of cities such as New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, foot-traffic and rent data show. Instead, the pandemic has shifted the urban center of gravity, moving away from often sterile office districts to neighborhoods with apartments, bars and restaurants.