In early February 1976, a newsletter was printed on yellow paper, stapled and sent out. The design was utilitarian. The writing was straightforward. The name across the top was ‘City Limits.’
Since its launch four decades ago, City Limits has tried to tell the story of New York City from the perspective of people who, when they strolled the corridors of power, did so with a visitor’s pass.
Alyssa Katz and Jarrett Murphy |
Launched to share information among the housing advocates and community leaders rebuilding New York, City Limits grew to cover the issues, neighborhoods and people who made the city what it was over the past four decades.
Watch Wayne Barrett, Tom Robbins, Henry Garrido, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and others celebrate City Limits’ 40th anniversary.
City Limits exists to show New York another side of itself, and over the past 40 years, a roster of talented photographers (joined, occasionally, by a not-so-talented editor who happened to be holding a camera) has helped capture the people and places we covered.
As City Limits celebrates four decades of reporting, past leaders recount the sites that were central to the city they lived in and reported on.