Join us on October 26 to hear from an extraordinary speaker. Daniel L. Doctoroff accomplished an enormous amount of progress in his years as New York City Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding from 2002 to 2007. A graduate of Harvard College and the University of Chicago Law School, Doctoroff worked in finance and then was recruited by Michael Bloomberg to the Deputy Mayor position.
Fifteen years after he left City Hall, Dan Doctoroff will speak about the transformation in New York City that he spearheaded with Mayor Bloomburg. In total, Doctoroff oversaw 289 separate projects and initiatives, including the rezoning of 6,000 city blocks, the creation of 130 million square feet of residential and commercial space, and 2,400 acres of new parks, including the High Line. He was also responsible for initiatives to build the new Yankee Stadium, Citifield, and the Barclays Center. Doctoroff will also discuss where New York City City is now and what he sees for the future. In 2013, Doctoroff founded Target ALS, a medical research foundation. His book, published in 2017, is Greater Than Ever: New York’s Big Comeback.
In conversation with Dan Doctoroff will be author Thomas Dyja, a novelist and nonfiction writer and the author of New York, New York, New York.
Registration is required for this event. The speakers’ books will be available for sale and signing, and light refreshments will be offered.