The mayor seems overwhelmed by how the pandemic and the protests dramatize the “two cities” of New York he promised to bridge

01 Jun 2020 | 04:00

He was elected on a pledge to bridge the “two cities” of New York, one rich and privileged, the other poor and pressured. Yet, as he approaches the end of his tenure, Mayor Bill de Blasio seems overwhelmed by the conflicts this divide has generated.

To be sure, few of us have lived through days like these,...