NEW YORK CITY

Weather Review: New York City, May 1, 2022

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A green mist of new leaves rose along the abrupt slope of Morningside Avenue.

From Hmm Weekly
On June 27, 2022
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A Big Personality, Thin Skin and a Low Bar

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A few thoughts on Eric Adams’ relationship with the press, and then a bunch more on New York City’s budget and political picture.

From FAQ NYC
On June 16, 2022
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Weather Review: New York City, April 17, 2022

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People in heavy coats huddled around picnic tables in the sun.

From Hmm Weekly
On June 10, 2022
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The New Yorkest

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When the New Yorker just isn’t New York enough, you’ve come to the right pod…

From FAQ NYC
On June 1, 2022
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Sixty-odd Candidates In Search of a District

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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.

From FAQ NYC
On May 25, 2022
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Weather Review: New York City, April 10, 2022

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A rip of blue in the clouds

From Hmm Weekly
On May 25, 2022
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Dead Souls, Brooklyn Edition

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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.

From FAQ NYC
On May 18, 2022
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Albany Strangeness in the Multiverse of Map Madness

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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.

From FAQ NYC
On May 5, 2022
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Flipping the Albany Script With Eddie Gibbs

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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.

From FAQ NYC
On April 20, 2022
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Everything At Once

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A conversation from early Wednesday afternoon, before Frank James’ arrest, about the train shooting and also Brian Benjamin’ resignation.

From FAQ NYC
On April 13, 2022
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In Challenge of a Single Story

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Kufre Usanga is a PhD student in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, where she researches petroculture and Indigenous literatures. Usanga holds the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Award.

From Olongo Africa
On April 15, 2022
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Weather Review: New York City, April 3, 2022

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Dim, close, and unwholesome

From Hmm Weekly
On April 14, 2022
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Weather Review: New York City, March 27, 2022

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Giant furry pompom

From Hmm Weekly
On April 7, 2022
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