History

History

Paris at night

New York City and Paris are two global capitals with a long history of cooperation and a shared progressive mindset.

Under the leadership of Mayors Bill de Blasio and Anne Hidalgo, New York City and Paris are modern, inclusive cities that are hubs for innovation, champions of sustainable development and climate action, and dedicated to equal rights for all.

The cities also share a commitment to cultural access for all. The Paris-New York Tandem – launched during Mayor Anne Hidalgo's visit to New York in June 2016 – provides a platform for cultural exchange between these two diverse, pluralistic cities, and highlights their shared dedication to partnerships and progressive ideas.