Debating Manhattan’s Livability News

| 30 Nov 2015 | 05:03

The Society for Ethical Culture was standing-room-only on Nov. 23 for a Town Hall meeting on how to make New York a more livable city, particularly for seniors.

The forum, sponsored by this newspaper in conjunction with AARP, drew more than 175 people to the Upper West Side, and featured speakers that included Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer; Ruth Finkelstein of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center; Sandy Robbins of The Shadow Box Theatre; and Jana Lynott of AARP.

The event, moderated by Editor in Chief Kyle Pope, gave attendees the opportunity to air their concerns about living in Manhattan, including affordability, access to transit, and the loss of small retailers.

The next forum from the newspaper and AARP is scheduled for Dec. 14 and will focus on second acts. That event will be held at the National Academy Museum, 5 E. 89th Street, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free, but seating is limited. RSVP at