City Limits to Host 45th Anniversary Celebration and Hall of Fame Induction


City limits / Adi Talwar

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

The event, which will take place with in-person and virtual participation 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 of the community organizing group Community Voices Heard (CVH)
  • Jenna flanagan, journalist and host of WNET Group’s award-winning MetroFocus news program
  • Christine quinn, President and CEO of Family Shelter and Supportive Housing Provider Win
  • Catherine wylde, President and CEO of the New York City Corporate Advocacy Nonprofit Partnership

Previous City limits laureates: 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 laureates in the City Limits Hall of Fame, said Executive Director Marjorie W. Martay.

City limits 45th Anniversary Celebration and Hall of Fame Induction ticket sales, donations and sponsorships will go directly to support the deep and deep journalism that City limits produced every day. This year, we are also raising funds to launch scholarships of $ 25,000 each, named in honor of two remarkable City limits contributors:

  • The Jarrett Murphy Fellowship in Climate and Health support the work of a journalist in these two important areas, nominated for City limitslongtime editor Jarrett Murphy, who has led our newsroom for over a decade.
  • The Mark Edmiston Fellowship in Media and Business Innovation will help an emerging business leader focus on City limits’s new product initiatives on strategic business development. It is named after media veteran Mark Edminston, longtime chairman of City limits“Board of Directors.

“For decades, City limits’ reporters and editors have had the privilege of telling the stories of New Yorkers, examining our city’s policies and holding our local leaders to account, ”said editor Jeanmarie Evely. “Your support is essential for our future and to ensure that we can continue to do this important work. “

For more information on the City limits’ 45th Anniversary Celebration and Hall of Fame Induction and to purchase tickets, donate or view sponsorship opportunities, please visit

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

In addition to in-depth coverage of housing, homelessness, climate resilience, aging, government policies, etc. City limits runs a journalism training program for high school students, manages the Voices of New York project, as well as Una Ciudad Sin Limites, a Spanish-language reporting initiative.

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

For more information on the anniversary celebration, please contact Greis Torres at [email protected]

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