(Bloomberg) — Leaders of more than 150 New York City corporations and financial firms called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to pay more attention to a declining quality of life, as the city struggles to contain the Covid-19 pandemic that has ravaged its economy.



Bill de Blasio smiling for the camera: Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York, attends a tour of Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. With New York City residents dialing 911 for medical services at a rate not seen in nearly two decades, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio said lawmakers in Washington weren't doing enough to respond to the spiraling coronavirus crisis.


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Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York, attends a tour of Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. With New York City residents dialing 911 for medical services at a rate not seen in nearly two decades, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio said lawmakers in Washington weren’t doing enough to respond to the spiraling coronavirus crisis.

In a letter sent to the mayor Thursday, the chief executives of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Blackstone Group Inc. and other prominent companies acknowledged the city’s accomplishment in limiting the spread of the virus. But they said they

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