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Report - October 2020

Surviving the Winter: Helping NYC’s Small Businesses in the Months Ahead

Open streets and outdoor dining gave the city's small firms a lifeline, but with just a few weeks left until winter, it's time for the city and state to step in with new set of creative solutions to give shops and restaurants a crucial boost. CUF asked over twenty city leaders and experts for ideas and insights on how policymakers can help sustain restaurants and other small businesses through the colder months.

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Testimony - October 2020

Supporting the Recovery of New York State’s Arts and Cultural Community

In this testimony before the NY State Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation, CUF editorial and policy director Eli Dvorkin outlines what New York State will need to do to lay the groundwork for a long-term recovery for the state’s cultural sector.

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Event - October 2020

Building an Opportunity Agenda for America’s Cities

On October 27th, CUF will hold a virtual policy forum to explore concrete steps that mayors should take to build a more inclusive economy and what leaders in Washington should do in 2021 to create a bold new opportunity agenda.

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Event - October 2020

Boosting Incomes in Hard Times: Encouraging and Supporting Low-Income Entrepreneurship in Queens

On October 22nd, CUF held a virtual policy forum to explore whether low-income entrepreneurship should be among the strategies city policymakers pursue to help those hardest hit by the pandemic boost incomes and generate wealth, and to discuss what’s needed to support first-time entrepreneurs from low-income communities in Queens.

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Event - October 2020

Stretching City Dollars: Reforming NYC’s Capital Construction Process for Libraries & Beyond

On October 8th, CUF held a virtual policy forum to discuss the progress the administration has made in improving the capital process and explore what city and state leaders can do now to maximize the impact of capital dollars in a time of fiscal crisis.

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Testimony - September 2020

Supporting the Recovery of New York City’s Tourism Economy

In this testimony before the NYC Council Committee on Economic Development and Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations, CUF data researcher Charles Shaviro and policy director Eli Dvorkin outline what the city will need to do to help lay the groundwork for a long-term tourism recovery.

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