Moving NYC Forward


In 1971, ABNY’s founder, Lew Rudin, gathered a group of private sector leaders around a breakfast table to discuss how they could alleviate the financial and social ills plaguing the residents, workers, and communities of New York City. Today, that tradition continues and has become a New York institution known as the ABNY “Power Breakfast.”

ABNY breakfasts host hundreds of New Yorkers from both the private and public sectors. The breakfasts create an environment that generates conversation and inspires action around tough local, state, and national issues. ABNY breakfasts offer an opportunity for elected and government officials, as well as civic and business leaders, to present the ideas and policies they believe can help foster a better New York.

Always lively, timely, and informative, topics discussed at breakfasts range from the economy and security to education and culture. ABNY events, which always include time for networking, provide a critical window for all New Yorkers to come together in common cause. Countless ABNY members have benefited from contacts made at our events, which have helped them to develop and expand their operations.

Moving forward, ABNY will use its signature programs–Power Events, special briefings, educational events, Young Professionals programming, ABNY Women events, and special projects– to bolster civic engagement for all New Yorkers. ABNY Power Events will continue to offer an opportunity for elected and government officials, as well as civic and business leaders, to present the ideas and policies they believe can help foster a better New York. The ABNY Young Professionals network will use happy hours and networking platforms, online and in person, to maintain a unique opportunity for the future leaders of New York City to explore the importance of civic engagement and learn about the critical issues facing our city and state. ABNY Women will expand its platform for women to explore, discuss, and foster change in the workplace and beyond through a series of events and talks by female leaders. And ABNY special projects will build on the foundation created by the Census 2020 effort and work with community-based organizations to support and strengthen our most vulnerable New Yorkers and communities.

Special Briefing: NYC Comptroller Candidates Forum

ABNY hosted the 2021 New York City Comptroller Candidates in a virtual forum moderated by ABNY Board Member Alan van Capelle. Nine candidates discussed their plans to ensure the long-term health and vitality of New York City's finances, including programs and initiatives to make New York City a better place to live, work, and visit [...]

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ABNY Talks: Celebrating AAPI Heritage!

In recognition of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, ABNY convened an esteemed panel to celebrate the AAPI community’s contributions to our City and recognize the challenges that have arisen with the increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans. Jill Sung, ABNY Foundation Board of Trustees and Chief Executive Officer, Abacus Federal Savings Bank [...]

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Tour: 9/11 Memorial Museum

ABNY YPs virtually toured the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Museum staff provided a deeper understanding of 9/11 and its historical significance to our city and nation.

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YP Panel: Blue Skies Ahead? Air Travel Post COVID-19

ABNY YP hosted a discussion on the airline industry’s recovery post COVID-19. Hersh Parekh, Director of Government and Community Relations for NY Aviation Redevelopment, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, moderated a discussion featuring leaders from some of the nation's top airlines: Patricia Ornst, Director, New York State and Local Government Affairs, Delta [...]

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ABNY Talks: A Pathway Toward Economic Inclusion: Exit Strategies, Financing Alternatives, and the Benefits of Conversion to Employee Ownership for Business Owners

ABNY, in coordination with NYC Deputy Mayor J. Phillip Thompson, Capalino, HR&A Advisors, and Owner to Owners, held an info session with leading ownership transition experts on business stabilization or succession planning strategy to help businesses find innovative ways to grow and thrive beyond the ongoing pandemic. This initiative is funded by the New York [...]

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Meet Us In Chinatown

In partnership with Abacus Federal Savings Bank, The Chinatown Core Block Association, Think! Chinatown, and Welcome to Chinatown, the Association for a Better New York hosted Meet Us in Chinatown to celebrate and support the vibrant culture, rich history, and strong traditions of the neighborhood. Activities included a restaurant crawl, scavenger hunt, walking tour, mural [...]

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Conversation with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo


New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo provided an update on the City and the State's continuing recovery effort and addressed the current rise of COVID-19 cases.

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ABNY Women Summer Social

One Battery Park Plaza One Battery Park, New York

We are thrilled to invite you to ABNY Women's return to in person events! Please join us on Tuesday, August 3 at 6:00 p.m., ​for an evening of networking and refreshments on the Plaza at One Battery Park featuring remarks by ABNY Women member and ABNY Foundation Trustee, Maria Torres-Springer, Vice President, U.S. Programs, Ford Foundation. ABNY Women ally and champion Lieutenant [...]

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YP Tour: Governors Island, 8/13

Governors Island

We are excited to invite you to an exclusive tour of Governors Island on Friday, August 13 from 3:00 PM - 6:15 PM. We will convene at 3:00 PM at Battery Park Maritime Building Ferry Terminal at 10 South [...]

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ABNY Volunteers: Hudson River Park Cleanup, 8/21

Hudson River Park Tribeca Boardwalk, even with Vestry Street, New York

We are excited to present a new ABNY Volunteers opportunity this summer at Hudson River Park. Please join us on Saturday, August 21, from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM, to ​help us bring New York City back cleaner, and safer, through this gardening ​and environmental cleanup project. If you are interested, please sign up here by Wednesday, August 4. Volunteers will receive confirmations on Friday, [...]

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YP Tour: SoHo with AIA New York, 8/24


We are excited to invite you to an American Institute of Architects New York (AIA New York) walking tour of SoHo on Tuesday, August 24, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Tim Hayduk, Lead Design Educator with AIA New York, will walk YPs through the neighborhood, exploring its rich history and distinctive mid-19th century architecture, as well as creative examples of adaptive [...]

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