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Mayor discusses CUF report on New York's aging infrastructure

Impact - February 2015

Mayor discusses CUF report on New York's aging infrastructure

In a January 2015 interview with The Nation, Mayor de Blasio corrects interviewer with the exact data from our Caution Ahead report.

State of the Chains, 2014

Publications - December 2014

State of the Chains, 2014

Our 7th annual ranking of national retailers in New York City shows the largest year-over-year increase in the number of chain stores in four years, with Queens experiencing the fastest growth in new stores.

Prompted by CUF Report, City Council examines economic impact of aging infrastructure

Impact - November 2014

Prompted by CUF Report, City Council examines economic impact of aging infrastructure

Prompted by CUF's Caution Ahead report, City Council held a hearing on the economic impact of New York's aging infrastructure.

NYC’s Growing Self-Employed Population

Data - November 2014

NYC’s Growing Self-Employed Population

New York City is now home to nearly a quarter million self-employed workers, and this segment of the workforce increased by 31 percent between 2000 and 2012. As of 2012, 6.5 percent of the city’s working adults were self-employed, up from 5.7 percent in 2000.

Small Business Success

Publications - November 2014

Small Business Success

A blueprint for turning more of New York City's small businesses into medium-sized and large businesses.

A call to sustain New York’s economic vitality by improving infrastructure

Publications - November 2014

A call to sustain New York’s economic vitality by improving infrastructure

At a November 2014 hearing before the New York City Council Committee on Economic Development and Transportation, the Center’s Adam Forman highlighted how improving New York’s infrastructure is vital to sustaining the city’s economic vitality, and proposed three ways that public officials could begin rehabilitating city-wide infrastructure.

City Must Act to Close MTA Funding Gap

Publications - October 2014

City Must Act to Close MTA Funding Gap

In this op-ed in the Gotham Gazette, the Center’s Adam Forman argues that with almost half of the MTA’s five year capital budget still unfunded, Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council should not only put pressure on Albany, but also allocate more city dollars in order to close the $15.2 billion funding gap as the city’s direct contribution to MTA has fallen from $950 million in 1989 to less than half of that in 2013.

Following CUF's recommendation, city requires companies to offer pre-tax transit benefits

Impact - October 2014

Following CUF's recommendation, city requires companies to offer pre-tax transit benefits

Following a recommendation from our Innovation and the City report, the Mayor and City Council implemented legislation mandating that New York City companies offer full-time employees access to pre-tax transit benefits.

Gotham Gazette: Desperately Needed Infrastructure Improvements Must Be Given Dedicated Funding

Publications - July 2014

Gotham Gazette: Desperately Needed Infrastructure Improvements Must Be Given Dedicated Funding

In this op-ed in Gotham Gazette, the Center’s Adam Forman argues that while dedicating part of the recent $4 billion settlement between New York State and BNP Paribas for infrastructure projects makes a world of sense, it will not be sufficient to tackling the city’s massive infrastructure needs. He urges to identify new dedicated revenue streams and ensure that existing revenue streams are no longer raided for other purposes.

A Call for Better Transit Outside of Manhattan

Publications - July 2014

A Call for Better Transit Outside of Manhattan

At a July 2014 hearing before the MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission, the Center’s David Giles highlighted New York City’s rapidly changing economic geography and called on the MTA to make addressing non-Manhattan commuting a top priority.

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