New York City’s crime surge is reportedly causing executives at ‘Bank of America’ to advise their employees to ‘dress down’ when commuting to and from work in order to avoid becoming a victim.
According to The New York Post, executives have told their employees that wearing anything that appears to be expensive or with a ‘Bank of America’ logo on it could actually make them a target for the city’s criminal element.
According to sources that spoke to the Post, Midtown Manhattan has become increasingly dangerous, especially after hours and during the evening commute.
The city has witnessed a 15 percent increase in felony assaults in the last 28 days alone.
Why it Matters: New York is attempting to recover after pandemic lockdowns and fears of infection drove many of the city’s workers to either flee the city for more comfortable suburban locales or begin working remotely. With crime now becoming just as much of a threat in the eyes of many as covid-19, the attempt to coax New Yorkers back to their downtown offices becomes that much harder.
A 30-year-old graduate student at Columbia university was stabbed to death near Morningside park on Thursday in an apparently random attack.
The Alleged attacker, 25-year-old Vincent Pinkney, was a known gang member with 16 prior arrests on his record.