Mayor Bill de Blasio fielded a couple of queries on that topic during his Thursday press briefing at City Hall. One reporter even asked if the mayor had a response to her potentially buying a car due to concerns about packed trains and buses spreading of the virus.
“My advice to New Yorkers is: ‘Do not buy a car,'” he said. “Cars are the past. The future is going to be mass transit.” The mayor said he personally would “never own a car again.”
De Blasio conceded, “People are concerned about their health and safety, I totally understand that.” But he noted increases of late in subway ridership. (Perhaps some of those strap-hangers read the New York