Greater New York Chamber of Commerce 212-CHAMBER

Spotlight Event - May 22, 2024

World Trade Week Cocktail Networking Reception, Wednesday 5:30pm


Few things are more important today than creating the blueprint for rebuilding and reimagining the path to bring back the greatness of Midtown Manhattan, and with still less than 60 % of the work-force returning to their offices in Midtown, the future is uncertain. Yet there are many ideas that have been floated for our future. This Forum co-sponsored by the Greater NY Chamber of Commerce (GNYCC) and New Democratic Dimensions (NDD) brings together New York leaders for an overview in a dynamic format that will move the debate and planning forward.

Participants: Mark Levine - Manhattan Borough President; Nicole Gelinas - The Manhattan Institute; Tom Harris – President of the Times Square Alliance; Tom Wirtshafter – President: Town Hall Foundation; Keith Powers - NYC Councilmember District 4: Kevin Kim – Commissioner, NYC Department of Small Business Services; Daniel Garodnick – Commissioner, NYC Department of City Planning;   Deputy Chief Salvatore Comodo,- Exec Officer, Patrol Borough Manhattan South; Deputy Insp Aaron Edwards - Commanding Officer Midtown South Pct; Captain Bekim Kalicov - Commanding Officer - , Times Sq Unit.

The Forum was moderated by: Mark Jaffe, President of the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce, and Howard Teich, Founding Chair of New Democratic Dimensions. The event was held aat The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York, 20 W. 44th Street.