Rebuilding New York Summit

October 17, 2018  
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
9:00AM - 3:30PM
Repairing, Improving and Upgrading New York
Event Description

City & State NY and Ashurst present the Rebuilding NY Summit!

While the New York City subways have received many headlines for their state of disrepair, much of the city and state’s infrastructure is inadequate. Funding has been a big issue, and the problems have been exacerbated by letting infrastructure wear out before replacing it, rather than incorporating improvements to keep our roads, railways, bridges, utilities and other critical lifelines up-to-date. City & State’s Rebuilding New York Summit will feature discussions that dissect the biggest infrastructure issues, including funding for repairs, policy recommendations, and where the city and state has seen it’s biggest successes and shortcomings.

Andrew Fraiser
Andrew Fraiser
Partner, Ashurst
Carmen De La Rosa
Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa
Infrastructure Subcommittee
Melinda Katz
Melinda Katz
Queens Borough President
Jamison Dague
Jamison Dague
Director of Infrastructure Studies, Citizens Budget Commission
Melinda White
Melinda White
Chief Executive Officer, Transit Wireless
Vincent Albanese
Vincent Albanese
Policy & Strategic Affairs, New York State Laborers' Organizing Funds
Marvin Markus
Marvin Markus
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Jonathan Bowles
Jonathan Bowles
Executive Director, Center for an Urban Future
Robert Cornegy, Jr.
Councilman Robert Cornegy, Jr.
Chairman, Housing and Buildings Committee
Ritchie Torres
Councilman Ritchie Torres
Chairman, Committee on Public Housing
Lou Coletti
Lou Coletti
President and CEO, BTEA
Ross Moskowitz
Ross Moskowitz
Partner, Stroock
Zach Williams
Zach Williams
Reporter, City & State NY
Gale Brewer
Gale A. Brewer
Manhattan Borough President
Karin Goldmark
Karin Goldmark
New York City Department of Education
Anne Dyjak
Anne Dyjak
Managing Director, Primary Care Development Corporation
Ana Arino
Anna Ariño
Patrick O'Sullivan Jr
Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Jr.
Partner, Herrick Feinstein LLP
Pat Foye
Pat Foye
President, MTA
Nicole Malliotakis
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis
Member, Transportation Committee
Ydanis Rodriguez
Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez
Chairman, Committee on Transportation
Steven Cohen
Steven Cohen
Chairman, Gateway Program Development Corporation
Zachary Bernstein
Zachary Bernstein
Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Nima Roohi Sefidmazgi
Nima Roohi Sefidmazgi
Green Asphalt Co. LLC
Guido Hartray
Guido Hartray
Founding Partner, Marvel Architects
Karen Haycox
Karen Haycox
CEO, Habitat for Humanity New York City
Kendra Hems
Kendra Hems
President, Trucking Association of New York
Roland Lewis
Roland Lewis
President and CEO, Waterfront Alliance

Registration & Networking Breakfast


Welcoming Remarks


Financing New York’s Infrastructure Needs

From the recent declaration of NYCHA’s state of emergency to the high cost of fixing the city’s subway system, New York’s infrastructure is in desperate need of financial viable options for repair. What is contributing to the remarkably high costs of maintenance and repair of the city’s crucial lifelines? How can these costs be mitigated? How can policy initiatives that promote P3s and MWBEs help?

  • Andrew Fraiser, Partner, Ashurst (moderator)
  • Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, Chair, Infrastructure Subcommittee
  • Melinda Katz, Queens Borough President
  • Jamison Dague, Director of Infrastructure Studies, The Citizens Budget Commission (CBC)
  • Melinda White, CEO, Transit Wireless
  • Vincent Albanese, Policy & Strategic Affairs, NYS Laborers’ Organizing Funds

Special Presentation:  Financing Resiliency Infrastructure

Marvin Markus. Managing Director. Goldman Sachs


    Building New York into the 21st Century

    New York City’s public buildings  - including schools, libraries, shelters, and public housing – and its water infrastructure, are very old. From asbestos to contaminated water tanks, massive construction projects will be required to overhaul and modernize the city’s buildings and utilities. How can policymakers prioritize funding for the necessary venue upgrades? Our panel will discuss current projects, tips on how to bid, where MDBE’s fit in, and how they impact social services, health, and quality of life for New Yorkers.

    • Jonathan Bowles, Executive Director, Center for an Urban Future (moderator)
    • Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. Chair, Housing and Buildings
    • Council Member Ritchie Torres, Member, Committee on Public Housing
    • Lou Coletti, President & CEO, Building Trades Employers' Association
    • Ross Moskowitz, Partner, Stroock

    Lunch & Awards

    This year's honorees:

    • Guido Hartray, Founding Partner, Marvel Architects
    • Karen Haycox, CEO, Habitat for Humanity NYC
    • Kendra L. Hems, President, Trucking Association of New York
    • Roland Lewis, President & CEO, Waterfront Alliance

    Growing Anchor Institutions in New York

    Anchor institutions such as hospitals and universities represent critical employers and drivers of economic growth in New York City. This panel will focus on how these institutions are seeking to build new facilities and grow beyond their historic footprints to act as economic development anchors in neighborhoods throughout the city. We will discuss how this growth will impact local infrastructure and how these institutions can work together with government to positively impact residents, workers, and businesses.

    • Zach Williams, Reporter, City & State (moderator)
    • Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
    • Karin Goldmark, Deputy Chancellor, School Planning & Development, NYC Department of Education
    • Anne Dyjak, Managing Director, Primary Care Development Corp
    • Ana Arino, Chief Strategy Officer, NYCEDC
    • Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Jr., Partner, Herrick Feinstein LLP

      Improving New York’s Critical Transportation Infrastructure

      New York has many high profile infrastructure needs, such as the dilapidating subway system, the Gateway Tunnel, and improvements to roads, bridges, ports and airports. Often these projects are turned into political footballs between local, state and federal governments. In this panel, we discuss these critical transportation infrastructure needs including what are necessary steps to move forward to improve efficiency and safety? How can we make transportation more easily accessible for all travelers? How do we update such old infrastructure?  And how can we plan to keep it maintained, rather than let it languish again in the future?

      • Andrew Fraiser, Partner, Ashurst (moderator)
      • Pat Foye, President, MTA
      • Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, Member, Transportation Committee
      • Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair, Committee on Transportation
      • Steve Cohen, Chairman, Gateway Development Corporation
      • Zachary Bernstein, Partner, Fried Frank
      • Nima Roohi Sefidmazgi, Vice President and Head of Business Development, Green Asphalt Co LLC

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