Department of Cultural Affairs NYCulture City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs NYCulture City of New York

About Cultural Affairs


New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
31 Chambers Street
New York, New York 10007
(212) 513-9300 

Office of the Commissioner
Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner
Kristin Sakoda, Deputy Commissioner
Edwin Torres, Deputy Commissioner
Shirley Levy, Chief of Staff 
Louise Woehrle, Agency Chief Contracting Officer

Cultural Institutions
Timothy Thayer, Assistant Commissioner 

Program Services
Kathleen Hughes, Assistant Commissioner 

Capital Projects
Andrew Burmeister,  Assistant Commissioner, Capital Projects 
Kendal Henry, Director, Percent for Art Program

Capacity Building
Perian Carson, Director, Capacity Building                   

Materials for the Arts (MFTA)
Harriet Taub, Director, Materials for the Arts  
External Affairs
Ryan Max, Director of External Affairs

Kristin Sakoda, General Counsel

Phillippa Shao, Director of Finance

Information Technology
Danny Contafio, CIO & Director of Information Technology

Human Resources/Administration
Cynthia Ingram, Senior Director of Human Resources and Administration; EEO Officer