Citywide Themes

What are Citywide Themes?

New York's citywide themes are groups of related government services. Together, the eight citywide themes capture all the ways in which City government serves the public.

On this page, you can select any Citywide Theme to:

  • find out more about the theme
  • see which City agencies have performance measures related to each theme
  • go to the pages which show results for those performance measures

Some performance measures are listed under more than one theme.

Click on a theme to find out more.

The Citywide Themes are:

  • Citywide Administration

    Providing the resources and procedures that support government operations.

    View Citywide Administration
  • Community Services

    Maintaining and improving the shared resources and spaces that make neighborhoods vital - streets, parks, libraries and culture, and public housing.

    View Community Services
  • Economic Development & Business Affairs

    Helping businesses form and grow - connecting jobseekers and businesses - enforcing laws fairly that affect business - promoting the City's long-term economic vitality.

    View Economic Development & Business Affairs
  • Education

    Providing high-quality primary, secondary and higher education.

    View Education
  • Infrastructure

    Maintaining and renewing the machinery that makes the City go - buildings, roads, and water supply.

    View Infrastructure
  • Legal Affairs

    Ensuring that City government administers the law fairly - assisting citizens in seeking their legal rights.

    View Legal Affairs
  • Public Safety

    Protecting lives and property - responding to emergencies - administering a safe and secure system for detention and probation.

    View Public Safety
  • Social Services

    Fostering health and well-being - promoting self-sufficiency and independence - protecting children - supporting families.

    View Social Services