Yes there is still a garlic festival - and I grow garlic here on our little farm.
As for the rest - I disagree. Born in NYC, in Brooklyn in 1947 I am well aware of the social problems urban centers face.
But don't agree with your analysis - or solutions.
I have zero respect for Guiliani and if you were from NYC you would know that most of what worked in the city, during his administration was actually the residual effect of policies put in place under Dinkins.
Those policies he (Rudy) initiated were abject failures.
Anyway - good luck to you - we are all entitled to an opinion - though I wonder why you post here, as a non-Democrat?