Douglas Durst

Douglas Durst of the Durst Organization.

Douglas Durst

Chairman at The Durst Organization

Douglas Durst
By November 3, 2023 10:00 AM

How much longer can this go on?

Until enough people are told no vaxx, no job.

What does normal look like?

A lot like this, but with people back in the office and no masks.

If you could go back in time to March of 2020, what’s the first thing you would do?

Give my grandkids a hug.

What do you do now that you never did before 2020?

Ever since people stopped spritzing their groceries with bleach, things have been a lot better.

What’s the biggest threat to the return to normal?

Inertia, but, thankfully, New Yorkers abhor inertia.

Is now the time to buy or sell?

The last chance for a bargain is long gone, but always buy in New York City.

Suddenly, there’s a big change to the New York state constitution and you’re now named the 58th governor of the Empire State — what do you do about the eviction moratorium?

Stop kicking snowballs down roads.

Lightning round

Eric Adams or Curtis Sliwa?

Eric Adams.

Last time you got on an airplane, what was your destination?

Denmark; they vaxxed their way out of the pandemic — no masks, no social distancing. It was nice.

Your go-to takeout?

Russ & Daughters.

Where does your patience wear thinnest — evictions or anti-vaxxers?

Anti-mask, anti-vaxx, big lie enthusiasts.