By Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
Published: 19:48 BST, 18 September 2020 | Updated: 20:55 BST, 18 September 2020
Sarah Jessica Parker is among the more than 170 New York business leaders who are urging Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo to fix New York City and urgently boost their COVID-19 recovery response.
The Sex in the City star and 176 other NYC business leaders sent a letter on Friday to de Blasio and Cuomo warning that up to a third of the city's small businesses may permanently close if a plan isn't put in place.
Parker runs her SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Collection - a shoe and Accessories business - from New York and is known to frequently greet customers in her flagship Manhattan store.
The 55-year-old paid a visit to the Midtown store as recently as Thursday.
Sarah Jessica Parker and 176 other New York City business leaders sent a letter on Friday to Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo
'As the first place in America to be struck hard by the coronavirus and the first to successfully manage its containment, New York should step up to chart the course for recovery of urban centers everywhere,' the letter sent by the Partnership for New York City said.
'We urge you to convene a multi-sector leadership initiative, which can call upon the broadest possible range of resources and expertise to develop plans, policies and implementation strategies for how cities will overcome the challenges created by the pandemic and re-emerge stronger, fairer and more resilient than ever.
'We are fully prepared to support this effort and believe it is critical to ensuring a vibrant future for New York and the nation.'
Dozens of other top business leaders signed the letter, including Goldman Sachs boss David Solomon, Lyft co-founder Josh