Many offices are desolate, open plan landscapes dotted with individuals staring at screens, headphones on. It doesn’t have to be that way.
The project promises to update the notorious eyesore but critics of the plan are concerned about the cost.
School is out for the summer — but in some cases, so are the bosses.
The mayor says he has never seen crime at this level, but shootings and murders are down this year. Some see his comments as fear mongering.
Competition from the private sector and the government’s balky hiring practices have prompted thousands to flee city government.
Hybrid or remote work is settling in as a permanent reality for millions. Their setups and technical skills can still feel like a temporary solution.
Even as companies struggle to coax employees back to the office, some bars report that their after-work crowds are nearing prepandemic levels.
The study appears to underscore the need for a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, part of the huge and long-planned Gateway project.
Some workers have no choice but to clock in. Others find the flexibility of remote work leads them to log in from their sick beds.
Even if the Jan. 6 attack will not become a unifying moment for the country.
Employer plans have played out like a game of chicken. Now workers are rebelling outright, and executives are trying everything to make the office worth it.
Some corporate leaders are grasping at whatever they can to get back to the way things were. But they might find themselves fighting a culture shift beyond their control.
Tourists, office workers and New Yorkers from other neighborhoods are returning to — and enjoying — the heart of the city.
In emails to workers at SpaceX and Tesla, Mr. Musk said they were required to spend a minimum of 40 hours a week in the office.
Why haven’t Covid mask mandates made much difference?
As workers return to the office, some companies have relocated to ease the commute.
The economic future of New York depends on everyone coming back, not just the tourists. Too bad office workers don’t want to join them.
Goldman Sachs is the latest company to let workers take as much time off as they want. That means no more unused days — and no need to pay them out later.
The subway is at a critical moment as transit officials struggle to bring back riders, to shore up the system’s finances and to address fears over safety.
As more and more workplaces pause or end the expectation of three days a week in the office, a large-scale return may never be on the horizon.
The news was welcomed by an employee group worried about growing coronavirus rates.
The pandemic’s arrival turned spaces like WeWork into ghost towns. Now people are lining up for low-commitment offices, and providers are working to sustain that trend.
To some, the pursuit of workplace happiness — and its price, like an $18,000 “happiness M.B.A.” for managers — can seem like a corporate attempt to turn feelings into productivity.
Some research has shown that lingering Covid symptoms are more prevalent in people in their 30s and 40s — when workers are often in the prime of their careers. How will companies support employees with debilitating symptoms that can linger for months or even years after infection?
Domestic travel has returned faster than international. And some destinations like Las Vegas are rebounding more quickly than big cities like New York.
The Great Resignation was in fact a moment many people traded up for a better-paying gig.
The Partnership for New York City found a wider embrace of hybrid workplaces, with 78 percent of businesses adopting the model.
Twelve millennials talked to Times Opinion about the Great Resignation, return to office and the workplace in America today.
Work wear reflects how people feel about their jobs and the economy as a whole. So it makes sense that dressing for the office is all over the place.
Crime rates on trains and buses are up in some of the nation’s biggest cities, one more barrier for downtowns trying to rebound.
Some companies that hired remote workers during the pandemic say going back to the office isn’t an option.
A hybrid-work challenge: taking attendance.
The cost of a daily routine — travel, coffee, food — is far pricier than it was when offices shut down two years ago.
Here’s what’s plaguing them and how to avoid it.
The more efficient our lives get, the lazier we are about making and keeping friends.
New neighborhood businesses far from Midtown are thriving. Maybe it’s time to redefine what “comeback” means.
It’s going to take more than a happy hour or a company-branded coffee mug to persuade employees to return to in-person work.
Two years of a pandemic have lowered our patience for uncomfortable clothing.
Tech companies really want their employees to be happy — or at least less annoyed — about returning. So they’re providing concerts, food trucks and other perks.
Cases are rising there, but it’s uncertain if it’s the beginning of a larger surge.
With more companies adopting hybrid work, New York City’s economy, which relies on commuters and full office buildings, faces an uncertain future.
Your boss may balk, but you should be able to keep your family healthy — and keep this customer happy.
The Omicron subvariant BA.2 is causing an increase in infections, especially in Manhattan. But hospitalizations have yet to rise.
Why haven’t cases started rising again in the U.S.?
Supervisors are called on to help people navigate personal challenges, whether or not they have the training to do so.
A new report urges officials to support New York City’s most vulnerable business owners, at a time when jobs lost to the pandemic may take years to return.
The mayor is singularly focused on bringing back New York City’s economy, now that coronavirus cases have dropped.
Using local guidelines, many companies are loosening Covid safety rules, leaving workers to navigate masking and social distancing on their own.
The pandemic changed where many of us work. It should also change when we work.
A wheel-friendly rink is opening in Midtown’s famous sunken plaza, part of a rebrand of the Art Deco complex to attract more New Yorkers.