The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent economic crisis have sent New York City—not to mention the country at large—into a recession, put millions out of work, and crippled public services, inviting questions about the city’s future. But Gotham will bounce back—and the Manhattan Institute (MI), via its New York City: Reborn initiative, is here to help spark its renaissance.
New York City: Reborn is a wide-ranging Manhattan Institute project that will encompass research, journalism, and event programming. The institute, through this initiative, convenes business, civic, and academic leaders from around the city with MI scholars to discuss key issues—including public transit, housing, the city budget, infrastructure, education, public safety, and small-business competitiveness. Participants join issue-specific working groups, led by MI scholars, to develop innovative policy ideas and draft a series of issue briefs. This research will ultimately form a comprehensive agenda for the city’s recovery and a policy blueprint for its future leaders.
Post-coronavirus, the Manhattan Institute envisions a growing New York City with a thriving economy, healthy finances, accessible housing, effective infrastructure, flourishing education, safe streets, and increasing competitiveness. New York City: Reborn will help turn that vision into reality.
- A Survey of New York City’s High-Income Earners: The Future of Work and the Quality of Life, Michael Hendrix
- Taking the City’s Temperature: What New Yorkers Say About Crime, the Cost of Living, Schools, and Reform, Michael Hendrix
- Five Cheap Ways to Improve New York City Subway Operations, Connor Harris
- Homelessness and Covid-19: Assessing the Response and Planning for the Recovery, Stephen Eide
- The New Challenge of Policing New York: A Conversation with NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea
- Living In New York In 2020: How to Navigate the City During Uncertain Times
- Tracking the MTA’s Future
Manhattan Institute’s City Journal magazine complements the New York City: Reborn series through a number of featured articles in both its online and print editions. Already in City Journal, James B. Meigs has written a guide to retrofitting offices to stave off Covid-19, Rafael A. Mangual has warned about the effects of depolicing on public order, and Nicole Gelinas has outlined a plan to save the MTA.
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