Living City, Living Wage

In collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York

New York's economic dynamism has long been a hallmark of the city; for centuries, jobs and opportunity have attracted people to New York from across the nation and around the globe. Yet today, many New Yorkers find themselves unemployed or working in unsafe conditions for unsustainably low wages.

At a moment of impassioned debate about the right to a "living wage," New America NYC and the Museum of the City of New York hosted a new generation of activists, journalists, and entrepreneurs who use organized labor, equitable business models, and the media to fight for a more livable and prosperous city – for all New Yorkers.


Georgia Levenson Keohane is the Executive Director of the Pershing Square Foundation and author of Capital and the Common Good: How Innovative Finance is Tackling the World's Most Urgent Problems.