New York City’s Growing Creative Sector Faces Ongoing Challenges

Encore: November 05, 2015

New York City has long been a creative beacon for artists. But has Manhattan become inhospitable for creative industries and those that toil in them?

A new report finds that despite increased growth and employment in advertising, film, television, design, music, and more, artists and creative firms in the city face more intense challenges than ever before.

Creative New York” was first published ten years ago by the urban policy think tank, Center for an Urban Future. In those ten years, much has changed in New York’s creative landscape. A new report by the same name takes a fresh look.

Center for an Urban Future Senior Researcher Adam Forman joins us to discuss the impact of the creative sector on New York City’s economy, as well as the growing challenges those industries face today.


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