What’s Happening to City Downtowns?

From a Time Insider column by John Otis headlined “How’s It Going Downtown?”:

City life, for many, was changed drastically when the coronavirus arrived. People left major cities like New York and Los Angeles. Offices emptied out. Businesses closed. In some places, crime rates spiked.

Recovery has been sluggish in many places. But other towns and cities have rebounded in surprising ways. The transformation of city centers inspired The New York Times to take a close look at downtowns across America to see how they are faring.