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Report - January 2023

Keeping Pace with an Aging New York State

New York State’s older adult population is booming, with more residents ages 65 and above—nearly 3.5 million—than the entire population of 21 states. An expanding share of the state’s older adults are immigrants and people of color. Alarmingly, older New Yorkers living below the poverty line increased by 37 percent over the past decade.

Insight - January 2023

New Report Reveals Boom in State’s 65-and-over Population

A new report finds that older adults make up a larger share of New York State’s population than ever before, with the 65-and-over population growing by more than 800,000 over the past decade even as the under-65 population shrunk by nearly half a million. The study also reveals an alarming rise in the poverty rate among older New Yorkers.

Report - January 2023

Strengthening NYC’s Nonprofits by Reducing Administrative Burdens

Government contract requirements are often unnecessarily complicated and inconsistent, forcing nonprofits to spend an exorbitant amount of time toiling over paperwork. Reducing these burdens could offer much-needed relief to the sector.

Report - December 2022

State of the Chains, 2022

Our fifteenth annual ranking of national retailers in New York City finds a slight 0.3 percent uptick in chain stores across the five boroughs. However, despite the continued recovery from the sector’s steep contraction in 2020, this year’s bump in chain locations was a fraction of last year’s 2.7 percent increase.

Commentary/Op-Ed - December 2022

Let’s swiftly implement ‘New’ New York blueprint

In this Crain’s New York Business op-ed, CUF's Jonathan Bowles and Fisher Brothers' and Area15's Winston Fisher urges city and state leaders to re-imagine economic development to focus more on transit, open space, cultural vibrancy, housing, sanitation, and safety, which in today's talent-driven economy are as vital to the city’s future economic competitiveness as any tax incentive or sectoral strategy.

Report - December 2022

Bolstering Minority- and Immigrant-Owned Businesses by Scaling Up CDFIs

New city and state government policies and investments are needed to strengthen New York City’s minority- and immigrant-owned businesses. Few would have a greater impact than expanding the reach of the city's Community Development Financial Institutions.

Testimony - December 2022

Reforming NYC’s Broken Capital Construction Process to Build Vital Social Infrastructure

In this testimony before the NYC Council Committee on Parks & Recreation, CUF policy director Eli Dvorkin urges the city to reform the broken capital construction process in order to build and maintain New York’s most vital social, economic, and ecological infrastructure.

Report - November 2022

How NYC Can Leverage Data to Strengthen Social Services

This is the era of data. But while individuals, businesses, and governments are now using data analytics in countless ways to get smarter about how to allocate resources and deliver services, this data revolution has only just begun to transform one vital area of city government: New York’s social services system. This report shares insights from experts on how to realize this missed opportunity.

Report - November 2022

Harnessing CUNY as a Launchpad Into Tech Careers

New Yorkers of color remain strikingly underrepresented among the city’s tech workforce. No institution is better positioned to help close this opportunity gap for tech careers, at scale, than the City University of New York (CUNY). However, fully capitalizing on CUNY’s remarkable potential to serve as the city’s largest and most equitable springboard into technology careers will require new action from city and state government, the city’s technology companies, and CUNY itself.

Report - November 2022

Video: City of Aspiration: 150 Ideas From New Yorkers for Building a More Equitable NYC

There is growing consensus that New York City leaders should take new action to build a more equitable city. Check out CUF's new report video that breaks down our report featuring 150 New York-based leaders and national experts each sharing a single policy idea for how to make progress toward a more equitable NYC.

Testimony - October 2022

Strengthening CUNY’s Vital Role as a Launchpad into Tech Careers

In this testimony before the NYC Council Committee on Economic Development & Committee on Higher Education, CUF policy director Eli Dvorkin highlights three specific recommendations for the Council to fully harness CUNY as a launchpad into tech careers.

Insight - October 2022

Making Rezoning Work: Integrating Workforce Development into Neighborhood Rezoning

In a speech at the New York City Employment and Training Coalition 2022 annual conference, CUF Editorial and Policy Director Eli Dvorkin calls on city officials to integrate strategic investments in workforce development into, and in advance of, neighborhood rezonings.

Commentary/Op-Ed - September 2022

Building the fairer city we all deserve

In this Daily News op-ed, CUF's Jonathan Bowles and Fisher Brothers' and Area15's Winston Fisher outline six immediate actions the Adams administration should prioritize to make progress toward a more equitable New York City.

Report - September 2022

City of Aspiration: 150 Ideas for Building a More Equitable NYC

There is growing consensus that New York City leaders should take new action to build a more equitable city. This report provides a roadmap for how NYC can get there, featuring 150 New York-based leaders and national experts each sharing a single policy idea for how to make progress toward a more equitable NYC.

Testimony - September 2022

Expanding employment opportunities for New Yorkers with disabilities

In this testimony before the NYC Council Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction, CUF researcher and multimedia specialist Melissa Lent outlines four key recommendations for the Council to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Commentary/Op-Ed - September 2022

Boost NYC’s Tech Sector to Ensure a Full Jobs Recovery and Stronger Future for New Yorkers

In this Gotham Gazette op-ed, CUF’s Jonathan Bowles and Tech:NYC Executive Director Jason Myles Clark lay out the opportunity for Mayor Adams to invest in the city's tech sector to spark a more complete jobs recovery and get many more New Yorkers into well-paying tech jobs.

Commentary/Op-Ed - August 2022

Let’s overhaul the city’s capital process for the sake of our parks, playgrounds and libraries

In this Crain’s New York Business op-ed, CUF’s Jonathan Bowles and New Yorkers for Parks Executive Director Adam Ganser urge the Adams administration to reform the city’s notoriously costly and time-consuming capital process for parks, libraries, and other vital social infrastructure.

Commentary/Op-Ed - August 2022

Mayor Adams, it’s time to level up K-12 computing education across NYC

In this City & State NY op-ed, CUF Editorial & Policy Director Eli Dvorkin and Robin Hood Learning + Technology Fund Director Amber Oliver urge Mayor Adams to strengthen and grow computing education in the city’s schools to expand access to well-paying tech careers and ensure that New Yorkers of color and women are fully represented.

Report - July 2022

New York’s New Jobs Engine

The tech sector has matured into New York City's single most dependable economic engine and reliable source of new well-paying jobs. However, New York will have to overcome new challenges and gathering headwinds to build a larger, more sustainable, and more inclusive tech ecosystem.

Data - June 2022

Greening City Buildings: More Progress Is Needed to Meet NYC’s Municipal Emissions Reduction Goals

While greenhouse gas emissions from city-owned buildings have decreased since 2014, this new analysis reveals 8 of 25 city agencies have seen emissions increase, including a 15 percent spike at CUNY. More progress will be needed to achieve the city’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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