Data - November 2015

Manufacturing in NYC: A Snapshot

This data analysis, the inaugural publication of the Center for an Urban Future’s Middle Class Jobs Project, provides a new level of detail about New York City’s manufacturing sector. It reveals that the city has gained nearly 1,000 manufacturing jobs since 2011, reversing a long decline, and documents which manufacturing subsectors in the five boroughs are growing the fastest.

Commentary/Op-Ed - November 2015

Open up schools to priced-out artists: A resource that’s sitting underutilized

In this Daily News op-ed, CUF Senior Researcher Adam Forman advocates for opening up underutilized spaces in public schools and churches to New York City artists. With leadership and collaboration between government agencies, philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, he argues that these spaces would allow New York City’s creative community to continue to create and thrive in the city.

Event - October 2015

The Future of the Arts in NYC

On October 14, 2015, the Center for an Urban Future in partnership with the City of New York organized a half-day conference at the Morgan Library and Museum to discuss the future of the arts in New York. In this recap, we share some important take-aways from the discussion and a few ideas that we found particularly compelling and achievable.

Data - October 2015

Creative New York, At A Glance

From museums to film studios, dance companies to design firms, the creative sector is one of New York City’s most important economic assets. Using data from CUF's 2015 Creative New York report, this infographic shows the incredible growth, as well as the ongoing challenges of the city’s creative industries.

Testimony - September 2015

A New Approach to Funding Library Improvements

With the city’s public libraries facing a maintenance crisis, CUF executive director Jonathan Bowles says that policymakers should be open to innovative funding approaches. In testimony before the City Planning Commission, he argues in favor of a proposal to build a modern new branch library in Brooklyn Heights as part of a larger residential development. Under the proposal, the developer would also contribute around $50 million towards library improvements at branches across Brooklyn.

Data - August 2015

NYC’s Tech Profile

This analysis offers a fresh look at New York City’s tech sector. Using the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s new definition of tech industries, our analysis documents employment growth by borough and subsector and offers a demographic profile by age, sex and race/ethnicity.