NYC’s Economy, Now and Tomorrow

October 2, 2013 | CUNY Lecture Series, Graduate Center

With the Bloomberg administration nearing an end, a panel at the Graduate Center reflected on the economic state of the city and its future. “New York has been very lucky to have had the creative economy,” says Jonathan Bowles, executive director of the Center for Urban Future, while acknowledging that as crucial as the arts community has been to the city’s financial health, income levels have not kept up with the cost of living. Discussing “What Is the Current State of New York’s Economy?” Bowles was joined by Kate D. Levin, commissioner of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs; sociologist Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, and moderator William P. Kelly, Interim Chancellor of CUNY.