A Day of Candid Conversations with New York City's Government and Thought Leaders
City & State's State of Our City will be a half-day series of conversations featuring a truly dynamic line-up of New York City commissioners, officials and thought leaders to discuss some of the pressing challenges and opportunities facing New York today, and to reflect on the short and long term state of our city.
Thursday, February 28 New York University 238 Thompson Street Grand Hall - 5th Floor
Session 1: Public Safety (9:00 AM – 10:15 AM)
New York City just logged one of the "safest" years on record, and is consistently touted by the current leadership in city government as the "safest big city in the world". Where does policy shift have the most effect: Prevention? General Policing? Conviction and/or Prosecution? Education? Will we have a new police Commissioner in New York City?
Session 2: Real Estate/Land Use Policy (10:30 AM – 11:45 AM)
City & State highlights the most significant projects that will effect long-term livability / viability, as well as zoning/buildings changes that may take effect following recent natural disasters, such as Sandy. Given the rise of development on New York City's waterfront, how might these precautionary changes effect new developments on the West Side, Battery Park, in downtown Brooklyn and elsewhere in the City?
Session 3: State of Labor (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM)
Organized Labor has always wielded considerable negotiating and political power in New York City. From public pension policy to contract negotiations and work stoppages, city government and labor have had their fair share of squabbles and successes. City & State looks at the "State of Play" for organized labor and how the pendulum of power may shift in the coming years.