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City Limits, a nonprofit news organization dedicated to investigative journalism that has informed and empowered New Yorkers for four and a half decades, invites the public to join us at our 45th anniversary celebration this fall.

The event, to take place with both in-person and virtual attendance options on November 18, will also mark the launch of the City Limits’ Hall of Fame, honoring four New York community leaders for their contributions to justice, media, housing, and economic development.

Our distinguished inductees are:

  • Afua Atta-Mensah, former executive director for the grassroots organizing group Community Voices Heard (CVH)
  • Jenna Flanagan, journalist and host of The WNET Group’s award-winning news program MetroFocus
  • Christine Quinn, president & CEO for family shelter and supportive housing provider Win 
  • Kathryn Wylde, president & CEO for the business advocacy nonprofit Partnership for New York City

Previous City Limits honorees: Wayne Barrett, Preet Bharara, Adam Blumenthal, Richard Buery, Angela Fernandez, Laura Flanders, Henry Garrido, Elizabeth Cooke Levy, Gabe Pressman, Tom Robbins, and Sean Straub, are also members of the City Limits’ Hall of Fame.

“We are delighted to welcome our previous City Limits honorees into the City Limits’ Hall of Fame,” said Executive Director Marjorie W. Martay.

City Limits 45th Anniversary Celebration & Hall of Fame Induction ticket sales, donations and sponsorships will go directly to supporting the probing, in-depth journalism that City Limits produces each day. This year we  are also raising funds to launch fellowships of $25,000 each, named in honor of two remarkable City Limits contributors: 

  • The Jarrett Murphy Fellowship in Climate & Health Reporting will support a journalist’s work in those two important subject areas, named for City Limits’ longtime editor Jarrett Murphy, who led our newsroom for more than a decade.
  • The Mark Edmiston Fellowship in Media & Business Innovation will support an emerging business leader to focus on City Limits’s new product initiatives on strategic business development. It is named for media veteran Mark Edminston, longtime chair of City Limits’ Board of Trustees.

“For decades, City Limits’ reporters and editors have had the privilege of telling New Yorkers’ stories, examining our city’s policies and holding our local leaders accountable,” said Executive Editor Jeanmarie Evelly. “Your support is essential to our future, and to ensure we can keep doing that important work.”

For more information about the City Limits’ 45th Anniversary Celebration & Hall of Fame Induction and to purchase tickets, make a donation, or review sponsorship opportunities, please visit citylimitsgala.org.

Founded in 1976 in the midst of New York’s fiscal crisis, City Limits exists to inform democracy and empower citizens to create a more just city. What began 45 years ago as a newsletter for housing organizers has grown into an award-winning newsroom with a full-time staff of eight.

In addition to in-depth coverage of housing, homelessness, climate resiliency, aging, government policy, and more. City Limits runs a journalism training program for high school students, operates the Voices of New York project, as well as Una Ciudad Sin Límites, a Spanish-language reporting initiative.

As a non-profit, City Limits relies on foundation support, sponsorships, advertising, and donations. We must meet our $300,000 fundraising goal with this celebration in order to continue serving New York City for the next 45 years and beyond.

For more information about the anniversary celebration, please contact Greis Torres at Greis@citylimits.org.

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