His replacement will likely be worse for the City, but at least not have tens of billions of dollars to try to influence national politics.
The odds there will be a mayah who isn’t a billionaire are very small. The odds that there won’t be significant billionaire backers of said ‘middle class’ mayah are even more remote.
Politicians these days are either wealthy, owned by the wealthy or blackmailed.
I wish NYC luck with this endeavor however. They’ll need it!