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Phenix Kim

Phenix Kim, a former intern at New York Nonprofit Media, is now a freelance reporter based in New York City.

New York City

Policy

The MTA will put all future capital projects on hold until congestion pricing lawsuits go away

The Port Authority’s Rick Cotton and Jamie Torres-Springer of the MTA talked about major infrastructure projects at City & State’s event.

Immigration

Policy

'The whole world is literally looking at us:' How New York City is using the migrant crisis as a catalyst for change

Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Anne Williams-Isom and Department of Social Services Commissioner Molly Wasow-Park detail the city’s shift away from the “right-to-shelter” mandate at the annual Upstream Symposium hosted by HELP USA.

Immigration

Personality

Gale Brewer calls for supporting asylum-seekers at City and State’s 50 over 50 celebration

The New York City Council member was among several Icon Award winners at the event honoring “age disruptors” at the Manhattan Penthouse.

Events

Personality

Leaders in business, the nonprofit sector and government honored at City & State’s 2023 Responsible 100 award ceremony

The annual event celebrated New York’s most impressive visionaries with keynote speakers Andrew Yang and Jamie Torres-Springer.

Personality

Personality

Andrew Yang on growing the Forward Party, defeating Donald Trump and his political future

The former presidential and former New York City mayoral candidate spoke with City & State following his keynote speech at the 2023 Above & Beyond awards ceremony.

Events

Policy

NYC Deputy Mayor Maria Torres-Springer and School Chancellor David Banks on strengthening workforce development post COVID-19

The members of the Adams administration highlighted public-private partnerships as an answer at the 2023 NYCETC Conference at Civic Hall.

Events

Policy

Christine Quinn: ‘The best job I’ve ever had was being on the City Council’

The former Speaker spoke to New York’s newest leaders at City & State’s annual City Council Retreat.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Rick Cotton on LaGuardia, World Trade Center, Port Authority Bus Terminal projects

The executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has learned a thing or two about getting massive projects to the finish line.

Health Care

Policy

City & State event focuses on transparency to combat predatory hospital pricing

Lawmakers and industry professionals gathered at the 32BJ Health Fund’s headquarters in Manhattan for discussions on how to bring costs down for hospitalized New Yorkers.

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Personality

Personality

Lewis-Martin, Salaam, Cabán present visions for the future at NYC 40 under 40 event

City & State’s annual 40 under 40 celebration highlighted the city’s rising stars – and also some recent City Council drama.

Technology

Policy

Dispelling technology fears as New York City move towards automation

While leaders and tech industry professionals push for digitization, the MTA seeks to rebuild credibility.

Events

Policy

Finding ways to end cycles of domestic violence and homelessness

Nonprofit leaders, experts and policymakers gathered at City & State’s “Blueprint for Change: Ending Cycles of Gender-Based Violence & Homelessness” conference to bring light to key obstacles faced by survivors.

Policy

Policy

Health care providers discuss the future of value-based care

City & State's “Innovations in Value-Based Care” conference featured industry professionals who stressed the importance of reducing health inequities among vulnerable populations.

Events

Policy

City & State’s Government Procurement conference focuses on modernization

The event attended by government leaders and procurement experts stressed the importance of robust digitization and best business practices.

Education

Policy

City & State’s Education in New York Summit brings light to resource disparities across the state

The event attended by government leaders and educators revealed obstacles to equity and the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic