Photos: Celebrating the New York City 40 Under 40

From left, 40 Under 40 Rising Star Ebony Meeks-Laidley, senior advisor to New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson; 40 Under 40 Rising Star India Sneed, associate at Greenberg Traurig.
From left, 40 Under 40 Rising Star Ebony Meeks-Laidley, senior advisor to New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson; 40 Under 40 Rising Star India Sneed, associate at Greenberg Traurig.
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From left, 40 Under 40 Rising Star Ebony Meeks-Laidley, senior advisor to New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson; 40 Under 40 Rising Star India Sneed, associate at Greenberg Traurig.

Photos: Celebrating the New York City 40 Under 40

A look at City & State’s gala recognizing some of the most influential young professionals in New York City.
November 12, 2019

Now in its 13th year, City & State’s annual New York City 40 Under 40 list recognizes young rising stars in and around city government. On Oct. 30, City & State held an evening reception for this year’s class at Houston Hall, featuring keynote remarks from two alumni of the list: Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.

From left, Mark Weprin, shareholder at Greenberg Traurig; 40 Under 40 Rising Star John Ciccarelli, director of external affairs for the Community Housing Improvement Program; Jay Martin, executive director of the Community Housing Improvement Program.
From left, Mark Weprin, shareholder at Greenberg Traurig; 40 Under 40 Rising Star John Ciccarelli, director of external affairs for the Community Housing Improvement Program; Jay Martin, executive director of the Community Housing Improvement Program.
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  • From left, Mark Weprin, shareholder at Greenberg Traurig; 40 Under 40 Rising Star John Ciccarelli, director of external affairs for the Community Housing Improvement Program; Jay Martin, executive director of the Community Housing Improvement Program.
  • From left, 40 Under 40 Rising Star Tyrone Stevens, communications director for New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer; Alaina Gilligo, first deputy comptroller for New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer.
  • From left, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams; Stuart Shorenstein, member at Cozen O’Connor.
  • From left, 40 Under 40 Rising Star Melissa Katz, director of the Collaborative for Inclusive Education; Erik Joerrs, director of governmental affairs for the New York City Charter School Center; Tom Allon, president and publisher of City & State.
  • From left, Greg DiNardo, manager for Daikin Applied; 40 Under 40 Rising Star Ashley Thompson, senior vice president at Capalino+Company.
  • From left, 40 Under 40 Rising Star Terra Setzler, director of digital strategy at Metropolitan Public Strategies; Sarah Midkiff, writer and photographer; Adriana Espinoza, New York City program director for New York League of Conservation Voters.
  • A shot of the crowd enjoying the event.
  • From left, 40 Under 40 Rising Star Skye Ostreicher, director of government and community affairs at Nicholas & Lence Communications, holding up her profile in City & State; Sean Weissbart, partner at Blank Rome LLP.
  • From left, 40 Under 40 Rising Star Rowhan Baptiste, associate for communications and public affairs at Global Strategy Group; 40 Under 40 Rising Star Nick E. Smith, first deputy public advocate for policy for New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
  • From left, 40 Under 40 Rising Star Ebony Meeks-Laidley, senior advisor to New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson; 40 Under 40 Rising Star India Sneed, associate at Greenberg Traurig.
  • City & State reporter and emcee for the event Jeff Coltin.
  • The crowd enjoying the keynote speech from New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.
  • New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams delivering keynote remarks.
  • New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer delivering keynote remarks.
  • From left, 40 Under 40 Rising Star Jordan Carélus, government relations associate at Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates; Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte.
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