First came a LinkedIn essay saying that New York City would never rebound from the current crisis…

Author James Altucher writes: Midtown Manhattan, the center of business in NYC, is empty. Even though people can go back to work, famous office buildings like the Time Life skyscraper is still 90% empty. Businesses realized that they don’t need their employees at the office. …it’s a death spiral: the longer offices remain empty, the longer they will remain empty. 

Then with a rebuttal in the New York Times was none other than comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and rebut he did: 

“There’s some other stupid thing in the article about “bandwidth” and how New York is over because everybody will ‘remote everything.’ Guess what: Everyone hates to do this. Everyone. Hates. Energy, attitude and personality cannot be ‘remoted’  through even the best fiber optic lines. That’s the whole reason many of us moved to New York in the first place.”

“We’re going to keep going with New York City if that’s all right with you. And it will sure as hell be back.”