On the residential side, Manhattan apartment rentals are booming and sales are reaching record levels. But offices in Midtown are attracting barely one-third of their pre-pandemic workforces. “There’s no question that Midtown is going to have to reinvent itself,” said Chris Jones, a senior research fellow at the Regional Plan Association, an urban-planning group.
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