About ABNY
ABNY is a non-profit organization dedicated to the constant growth and renewal of New York City’s people, businesses and communities.
We are a coalition of business, labor, non-profit and political leaders focused on exploring and implementing ideas that keep the city moving forward. With more than 300 member organizations, ABNY incorporates a comprehensive and diverse view of the issues and challenges facing New York City. Our members work as catalysts to contribute fresh ideas and innovative plans that set a clean course for managing solutions to the city’s challenges before they become overwhelming problems.

Power Breakfasts

In 1972 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 has always been a unique civic forum bringing together an inclusive and diverse group of New Yorkers for the universal goal of making New York City a better place to live, work and visit. 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 benefitted from contacts made at our events, which have helped them to develop and expand their operations. Additionally, our staff is always available to help you make the right connections, even outside of our events. We can help arrange meetings, brainstorm strategy, or otherwise support issues critical to your business.


For decades, the ABNY name has carried a great deal of weight throughout New York City and New York State. With the support of ABNY, we have helped hundreds of members to move their agendas forward. ABNY advocates for projects and initiatives that serve New York and New Yorkers. Our efforts seek to improve the health, safety and prosperity of New York City residents, while promoting neighborhood revitalization and greater community pride. If you have an initiative or issue you would like ABNY to support, please let us know!