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New York City Council

Speaker Adrienne Adams’

third State of the City Address


The promise of New York City lies within the people of our diverse communities and the institutions that support their success. From our essential workers, entrepreneurs and small business owners to our working- and middle-class families, everyone who calls our city home contributes to making our city special. Yet, the foundations of what allows New Yorkers to remain and succeed here are weakening.
Our city is facing many intersecting challenges that are making it harder for many residents of New York City. The shortage of affordable homes has resulted in a housing and affordability crisis impacting every corner of our city. Coupled with the lack of affordable childcare options and uncertainty in the city’s early childhood education programs, working and middle-class families are being squeezed out.