To the Editor: There has been plenty of discussion about the business core of the city being empty. And it was noticeable at the parade for frontline workers, with the lack of spectators from office buildings and on the streets.

You would think that the city would try to ease as many restrictions as possible on what it does control. However, many city agencies and offices remain closed to the public, such as the NYC Municipal Archives, which before the coronavirus pandemic allowed people to do family research in person—which is often necessary and is much superior to mail-in requests.

I regular take the express buses from Queens to Manhattan, and the first three rows of seats on both sides of the bus—which is a total of 12 seats—continue to be cordoned off to passengers even though the buses are getting increasingly crowded. How about the city leading by example in returning to normal?

ROBERT AVNER


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johnandtida

Robert, Virus is spreading not safe to be in the offices

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