One year after Covid 19 ground life in NYC to a halt, there are ubiquitous signs of economic recovery and civic health. An accelerating immunization campaign stemmed a rising infection rate in February and permitted the city to accelerate its reopening plans in March, resulting in busier streets and subways. On March 11, the American Rescue Plan was signed into law, promising $6 billion in direct financial aid to NYC and an additional $6.5 to the MTA ensuring that critical public services and robust transit schedules will be maintained in 2021. The receding virus and promise of federal assistance are expected to stiffen the region’s recovery which is showing promising signs of acceleration.