From a New York Times article on New York literary agents moving their offices to Brooklyn:
The rent in a high-rise in downtown Brooklyn was slightly less expensive than in Manhattan. And the city offered him tax incentives: $3,000 per employee annually, for 12 years.
This has got to be one of the silliest tax incentives out there, paying literary agents to move offices from Manhattan to Downtown Brooklyn. The city should let the literary agents have their offices wherever they want, and not try to push them in one direction or another using tax dollars taken from everyone else.
More from the article: "Mr. Black usually takes a silver Razor scooter to work, an easy feat on uncrowded Brooklyn sidewalks." I don't know where the author of this article lives but I'd bet it isn't in Brooklyn. Has she ever tried to walk on a Court Street or Seventh Avenue sidewalk during lunch hour, after school, or during the morning rush? It's not Times Square, but it's not "uncrowded" either. Plenty of times I've had to step into the street to get past the crowds, not to mention the sidewalk vendors.