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Commentary/Op-Ed - May 2024

Why NYC Needs a Citywide Cultural Festival

In this City Limits op-ed, Eli Dvorkin and Winston Fisher call on the Adams administration to launch the city’s first annual five-borough cultural festival—helping the city tackle several challenges at once.

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Report - May 2024

50 Ideas for a Stronger and More Equitable Queens

Queens is the city’s largest gateway for immigrants, and is also arguably New York’s most important launchpad to the middle class. Yet, given rising rents, climate change, an aging population and other challenges, Queens has significant work to do to ensure all of its residents can fully participate in the borough’s prosperity. This report presents bold policy ideas from 50 Queens leaders for what city leaders can do to create a stronger, more equitable Queens.

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Commentary/Op-Ed - May 2024

Investing in the arts and artists to tackle New York’s biggest challenges

In this Times Union op-ed, Editorial & Policy Director Eli Dvorkin and Creatives Rebuild New York's Sarah Calderón urge state policymakers to make the arts and artists a centerpiece of an inclusive economic development agenda.

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Report - May 2024

Closing NYC’s College Attainment Gap

Most well-paying jobs in New York City today go to individuals with a postsecondary degree, and studies suggest that this will only accelerate in the decade ahead. But there are still glaring racial, ethnic, and geographic gaps in college attainment rates across New York City.

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impact - May 2024

CUF research sparks state policy changes to tuition assistance program (TAP)

The state's FY 2025 budget formally authorizes the expansion of the tuition assistance program (TAP) to part-time students, which CUF has recommended for more than a decade. The state also increased income thresholds for TAP, which the Center has recommended in several publications over the years.

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Event - May 2024

Reimagining NYC’s Retail Corridors in an Age of Hybrid Work & E-Commerce

On May 8th, the Center for an Urban Future held a policy symposium focused on what New York can do to strengthen New York’s retail corridors at a time when hybrid work, e-commerce, and other challenges are creating new uncertainties.

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