[WATCH] World Metropolis: The Past and Future of New York

Since 1898, New York has been a world city. And since 1918, it has often been called "the world city." There have been numerous speed bumps along the way—including the Great Depression, white flight to the suburbs, the rise of the defense industry in the South and West, the financial crisis of 1975-76, the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, and the COVID-19 pandemic. What does the past suggest to us about the city’s current challenges? Will the epidemic do what previous crises could not do—end the primacy of the great metropolis?

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Editor in Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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