Lydia Polgreen writes in today’s New York Times that this month’s Republican National Convention will be an economic bust for New York City. The evidence? No one is going to campy Broadway shows.
“The producer of ‘I Am My Own Wife,’ a Pulitzer- and Tony-winning critical hit about a German transvestite, is closing for a week during the convention rather than face many empty seats,” the Times darkly notes. Sounds like economic devastation to us.