Mayor Eric Adams commissioned a new Staten Island Ferry boat dubbed Sandy Ground—named after New York’s first free Black community, founded on the island more than two centuries ago. In 1982, City Limits published an interview with William “Pops” Pedro, who was then 100 years old and had lived his whole life in the historic enclave.
In the summer of 1989, City Limits asked the candidates running for mayor of New York—including Ed Koch and David Dinkins—to explain their plans and policies on homelessness, housing and development. Read what they had to say at the time (except for Rudy Giuliani, who didn’t respond).
Flashback Friday is a weekly series highlighting a story from the vast archives of City Limits’ reporting as we celebrate our 45th anniversary this year.
El evento marcará el lanzamiento del Salón de la Fama de City Limits, que honrará a cuatro líderes comunitarios de Nueva York por sus contribuciones a la justicia, los medios de comunicación, la vivienda y el desarrollo económico. Podrá participar en el evento de forma presencial o virtual el próximo 18 de noviembre.
The event, to take place with both in-person and virtual attendance options on Nov. 18, will also honor four New York community leaders for their contributions to justice, media, housing, and economic development.
After 14 years here, I’m heading into a new career. And City Limits is moving into an exciting new era.