LISTEN: Is There a 72-Hour Fix to a Long-Term Mental Health Crisis?
Mayor Eric Adams says his new plan to force people with untreated severe mental illnesses into hospitals is a “moral obligation,” but it’s not clear how that’s different from what the city was already doing.
LISTEN: NYC’s New Weed Wild West
A year and a half after legalizing recreational marijuana, the first retail licenses have finally been issued even as the black market is booming and smoke shop robberies are through the roof.
LISTEN: ‘Democrats Are a Huge Part of the Problem’
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams rejoins the podcast to talk about his primary run against Kathy Hochul, the party’s poor performance in November from candidates running as “Republicans light” and much more.
LISTEN: Andrew Cuomo Says Cities Are in Trouble in a ‘Post-Covid World’
The former governor won’t say if he voted for Letitia James, but he’s got lots to say about how the Democratic Party has lost the script on crime as he says people tell him they “are afraid of the feeling I get in the city,” and much more.
‘Same As It Always Is’—Manny Kirchheimer’s New York, and His Pandemic Time Warp
“New York is so rich, and I couldn’t afford to travel so New York became my movie set.”
From Emperor of the City to ‘Total Humiliation’
Biographer Andrew Kirtzman joins FAQ NYC’s Weekend Edition to talk about his quarter century covering “America’s mayor” and the inevitable question: What happened to Rudy Giuliani?
The Overwhelming Seductions of New York
Former MTA chief and NY lieutenant governor Richard Ravitch (who’s also a donor to The City) and Volcker Alliance senior director William Glasgall join the pod to break down their warning in the Daily News about the fiscal cliffs ahead.
Arsenic and Old Apartments
Greg Smith rejoins the pod to explain how he found out about the city tests showing arsenic in the water at NYCHA’s Jacob Riis houses before anyone informed Mayor Adams or the tenants about them, and to break down everything we still don’t know about what happened here.
Bringing Honesty to the Dangerousness Debate
In our 213th episode, Christina and Katie talk to New York State Senator Zellnor Myrie about his recent Daily News op ed “How N.Y. Dems should think about crime,” his ongoing efforts to uphold bail reform, and his latest legislative accomplishments.
Dangerousness and the District Attorney
After 211 episodes FAQ NYC is now officially part of THE CITY, the nonprofit newsroom all about New York and for New Yorkers.
The First Responders the FDNY Left Behind
De Blasio is out, sharks are in, and lieutenant paramedic Anthony Almjoera joins the pod to talk about Riding the Lightning, his new book about his wrenching pandemic year, how he thinks the FDNY let down and left behind medical first responders, and much more. WARNING: This episode includes conversation about suicide and suicidal thoughts.
Summer in the City
From secret lairs to Covid lessons not learned in 20 minutes flat.
Brooklyn’s Bad Machine
Reporter George Joseph joins Katie and Harry to discuss his reporting on the Brooklyn Democratic machine and a tough election for its boss, Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn.