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5BORO Institute Releases Major Report on Child Care in New York City

New York, NY – Today, the 5BORO Institute released a major new report focused on strengthening child care in New York City and improving access and affordability for families. The report, Investing in families and our future: A policy roadmap to address New York City’s child care needs now, lays out the crisis facing our […]

5BORO Institute Releases Proposal to Create More Affordable Homes Through Office-to-Residential Conversions

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: New York, NY — Today, the 5BORO Institute released its report, Flexible Co-Living: Advancing a New Housing Model for Office-to-Residential Conversions in NYC. The report proposes a new housing model, called Flexible Co-Living, that eases barriers to housing development and helps provide a viable path to make office-to-residential conversions more […]

5BORO mourns the loss of Dick Ravitch, legendary civic leader in NYC and 5BORO co-founder

The 5BORO Institute mourns the loss of Richard Ravitch, 5BORO co-founder and board co-chair. New York City lost a champion and civic giant with the passing of Dick on Sunday. He always believed in the power of New York and never stopped fighting for the city he loved. Dick was deeply committed to the future […]

5BORO Institute Releases Roadmap to Address Municipal Staffing Shortage

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: New York, NY – Today, the 5BORO Institute released its inaugural report Solving the Staffing Crisis: Saving City Government for New Yorkers, proposing a series of recommendations to address retention, recruitment, and internal workforce policies to rightsize City government. New York City government is facing a staffing crisis. Municipal employees […]

Grace Rauh Named Executive Director of NYC Think Tank 5BORO Institute

The 5BORO Institute, a cutting-edge think tank that will advance equitable and creative solutions to New York City’s most challenging problems, announced today that award-winning political journalist and communications leader Grace Rauh is the nonprofit’s first executive director.