Even though “the future” is just like, a concept, it’s always fun to gaze into the crystal ball and peer at the most celebratory, surprising, worrying, intriguing, and long-overdue things that we’re pretty damn near certain will happen to/in New York City in 2019. Spoiler alert: None of them involve flying cars or pontoon bridges... so far.
It’d be glib to start comparing 2018 to 2019 so soon; you didn’t come here for that. Plus you were there, you saw it. We’ll also skip a lengthy treatise on the ever-malleable nature of the Big Apple (tl;dr: some places close; others open.) In fact, how about we just do what any good New Yorker should, and stand clear of the closing doors, stand on the right side of the elevator, and just get the hell out of your way?
Here are some of the most significant changes, and things to keep an eye out for in NYC in 2019.