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.
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.
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.
After 211 episodes FAQ NYC is now officially part of THE CITY, the nonprofit newsroom all about New York and for New Yorkers.
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.
From secret lairs to Covid lessons not learned in 20 minutes flat.
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.
A few thoughts on Eric Adams’ relationship with the press, and then a bunch more on New York City’s budget and political picture.
When the New Yorker just isn’t New York enough, you’ve come to the right pod…
Bradley Tusk looks at the Democrats playing musical chairs for their political lives as the music keeps speeding up, explains the cases for Andrew Yang and cryptocurrency, and shares the backstory behind P&T Knitware, his brand new bookstore, podcast studio, event space, and cafe on the Lower East Side.
A jam-packed episode for another jam-packed week of New York news, with Yoav Gonen of The City and Chris Sommerfeldt of the Daily News talking about all the candidates in Brooklyn who didn’t even know they were on the ballot (including one candidate who isn’t even alive), a dispatch from Alex Brook Lynn in Paris about sending formula across the Atlantic to frantic N.Y. moms, and Caroline Lewis of WNYC and Gothamist explaining what’s happening with the state’s rollout of legal weed and with the people who did (and still are) illegally selling it here.
Map master Steven Romalewski and penetrating politics reporter Brigid Bergin do their best to explain what the hell is happening with our upcoming election, where the maps are still being drawn and even the dates, plural, for various contests aren’t entirely certain. Plus, Nick Pinto of the brand-new NYC journalism venture Hell Gate breaks down his story there about the NYPD’s Stonewalling Attorney Called Out for Lying and Forging Emails.
An awful lot of New York politicians end up going to prison but Assemblyman Eddie Gibbs, who spent 17 months in Rikers as a teen followed by four and a half years in state prisons, is the first to do it the other way around. He joins the pod for a conversation about that, “the bad old days” and the state of the city now, and rapping and performing comedy with legends including the late, great Big L and Biggie Smalls.