Many office buildings in Manhattan remain mostly vacant due to COVID-19. The continued reluctance of many office workers to return to the city is going to be a longterm effect that will cause economic problems for the city.
Many workers prefer to continue working from the safety of their homes, and who can blame them? This city is not very safe right now.
It is going to take many months for anything resembling pre-pandemic normalcy to ever return to Manhattan, and that is indeed very sad for a once great, vibrant and exciting city.