Our Mission

New York Civic is a nonprofit, nonpartisan good government group that aims to advance political reform in the city and state of New York through education, community outreach, social networking, and grassroots activism. Our goal is to bridge the partisan divide that often obstructs the political process and prevents the passage of desirable reform legislation. We seek to be an independent, moderate voice of reason in a political arena increasingly polarized by extremism.

Founded in 2002 by former NYC Parks Commissioner and Councilman-at-large Henry J. Stern, New York Civic has spent the last ten years advocating reform for the people of New York State, while building a community of over 12,000 citizens interested in implementing good government reforms. Moreover, as a public policy think tank, New York Civic has published over 750 articles directed at making government more honest, efficient, and effective.

"New York Civic is one of the most sensible and thoughtful good government groups active today and a true champion of reform of City Hall and Albany.” – Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch

New York Civic Staff

HENRY J. STERN, Founder and President - starquest@nycivic.org

ALAN M. MOSS, Co-Founder - northside@nycivic.org

BEN PAGANELLI, Chief of Staff - ben@nycivic.org

MIKHAIL BUKHONKO, IT Coordinator - brighton@nycivic.org

Contact Us

New York Civic
450 Park Avenue South
Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10016

T: (212) 564-4441