City Limits,

Since 1976, City Limits has fulfilled its mission by publishing award-winning investigative journalism, documentary photography, creating new media and convening conversations that increase public awareness. Our print magazine’s archives (accessible online) and digital platforms have documented the issues and ideas that have shaped America’s largest city and the national urban agenda.

As the leading civic non-profit news organization in New York City, we’ve served as a training ground for some of our city’s top journalists, authors, and most recognized leaders. We’ve been cited in more than 1,000 books, academic journals, and public policy documents, while driving research and coverage by leading think tanks and mainstream press.


  • Mark Edmiston
  • Chairman
  • Nomad Editions

  • Bob Herbert
  • Distinguished Senior Fellow
  • Demos

  • David R. Jones
  • President
  • Community Service Society

  • Steven L. Krause
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Community Service Society

  • Elizabeth Cooke Levy
  • Non-Profit Manager
  • & Consultant

  • Mark E. Lieberman
  • Economist
  • Economics Analytics Research

  • Tom Allon
  • President
  • Manhattan Media

  • Eric Schrier
  • Independent Board Advisor

  • Frances Reilly
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • World Science Festival

  • Dan Rubin
  • Senior VP/Chief Financial Officer
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts


  • 31 East 32nd Street, 3rd floor
  • New York, NY 10016
  • 212-481-8484 extension 307







Our Events

Defining Brooklyn Launch

Mar 28, 2011
City Limits celebrates the launch of its March 2011 issue: Defining Brooklyn.

The 35th Anniversary Celebration

Oct 26, 2011
City Limits celebrates its 35th Anniversary at BMCC in Tribeca.

Brooklyn Bureau Launch

Feb 16, 2012
The Brooklyn Bureau launch as part of Social Media Week 2012.

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Our Awards

The Silurian Society Award for Best News Commentary
John Sandman
The Society of Silurians
May 7, 2013

Best Story on an Immigrant Community, 3rd Place
Batya Ungar-Sargon
The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Apr 8, 2013

Best Story on a Social Issue
Ruth Ford
The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Apr 8, 2013

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Our Media Partners

The Investigative Fund
The Investigative Fund
The Journalism Center on Children and Families
The Journalism Center on Children and Families The Journalism Center on Children & Families (JCCF) inspires and recognizes exemplary reporting in children and families, especially the disadvantaged.
The Investigative News Network
The Investigative News Network The Investigative News Network is a membership consortium of more than 70 non-profit news outlets throughout the nation who are committed to collaboration among high-quality newsrooms, and advancing journalism that best serves the public interest.

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Our Interviews and Appearances

Kate Pastor discusses evidence rules on WNYC
Kate Pastor
Apr 10, 2014

Analyzing Election 2013 on WNET's MetroFocus
Jarrett Murphy
Nov 6, 2013

Executive Editor Jarrett Murphy on WNET's MetroFocus
Jarrett Murphy
Sep 5, 2013

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Our Press Coverage

Norwood News
Norwood News May 31, 2013
The Norwood News covers the Bronx Bureau Launch Event.
The Riverdale Press
The Riverdale Press May 31, 2013
The Riverdale Press covers the May 16th Bronx Bureau Launch Event and Conversation.
OPEN from BronxNet Televsion.
OPEN from BronxNet Televsion. May 31, 2013
Jarrett Murphy, Editor-in-Chief of City Limits, and Jordan Moss, Managing Editor of the Bronx Bureau, discuss the relaunch of the Bronx Bureau on OPEN BronxNet Televsion.

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Testimonials About Our Work

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