NEW YORK CITY

Rats, Us, and A Murder Most Owl

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We talked with Robert Sullivan, the author of Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants, for a wide-ranging conversation that began with the news that Central Park’s beloved owl Barry had consumed rat poison that may have made impaired her ability to fly before she was hit and killed by a Conservancy truck inside the park.

From FAQ NYC
On September 22, 2021

Weather Review: Aberdeen, Maryland, to New York City, September 19, 2021

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Overpass shade was so deep the minivan's display flipped over to night mode and back.

From Hmm Weekly
On September 21, 2021

Rules and Drool, School is in Session

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From unvaccinated teachers to the challenges for a new Chancellor, a conversation with Chalkbeat New York reporter Christina Veiga on the city’s chaotic first week of school.

From FAQ NYC
On September 16, 2021

Weather Review: New York City, September 12, 2021

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A rim of soft pink, higher in the west, surrounded the sky.

From Hmm Weekly
On September 14, 2021

Weather Review: New York City, September 5, 2021

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A PIGEON HUNCHED up dark and round in the green of a locust tree, under dim skies. The air had lost its coolness. The clouds were irregular but gray all the way through. Brunchers sat right up beside the open windows of restaurants, with the brunch music carrying past them over fully empty outdoor tables. […]

From Hmm Weekly
On September 10, 2021

Who by Water and Who by Fire

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Katie Honan and Harry Siegel talk with George Joseph of WNYC about the spate of deaths at Rikers, and with Maurizio Guerrero about his reporting for Documented NY on the secret price of a construction worker’s life.

From FAQ NYC
On September 8, 2021

Weather Review: New York City, August 29, 2021

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The grass in Central Park was lush and springy underfoot, the air saturated with water and thick with vegetal smells.

From Hmm Weekly
On September 2, 2021

Weather Review: New York City, August 22, 2021

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On and on the rain pattered, in the suspended animation of a day going nowhere.

From Hmm Weekly
On August 27, 2021

‘So Soon After 9/11’

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Documentarians Steven Rosenbaum and Pamela Yoder discuss their new film, The Outsider, about the construction of the 9/11 Museum and Memorial and why it feels so cut off from New York City and from the last 20 years.

From FAQ NYC
On August 25, 2021

Weather Review: New York City, August 15, 2021

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Sunlight got into fire escapes and grates and vents and the girders of the Queensboro Bridge. Bay windows let the light through like vitrines.

From Hmm Weekly
On August 20, 2021

NY to Cuomo: It’s Not Us, It’s You

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From FAQ NYC
On August 11, 2021

Shooting Streets and Selling Dust

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Podcast! Photographer David Godlis and writer Luc Sante talk with Alex and Harry about Godlis Streets, his new book of 1970s street photography, and what was alluring about capturing glimpses of that city and the sometimes alluring “generalized small-time crumminess of so much of that decade.”

From FAQ NYC
On July 25, 2021

Book Club: (Low)Life

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Book Club! Podcast! Chrissy is feeling oddly optimistic about the Eric Adams-Andrew Cuomo alliance, and jazz great turned boxing manager Charles Farrell visits the pod to talk with Harry and Vice’s Tim Marchman about his memoir that covers, among other things, playing with Sonny Rollins and Ornette Coleman, fixing fights for the mob, “the Moby Dick of boxing” and lots more. Stick around to the end to hear him play a little piano, too.

From FAQ NYC
On July 14, 2021

Fun City Follies

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PODCAST! Laura Nahmias joins Chrissy and Harry to discuss the BoE’s RCV SNAFU, the state of the election now that it’s all over but the counting, and her essay at Fun City about Eric Adams, the man who would be mayor.

From FAQ NYC
On July 1, 2021

Homestretch

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PODCAST! Christina and Harry take one last look at the mayor’s race, and Alex Lynn breaks down what’s really been happening at Washington Square Park.

From FAQ NYC
On June 18, 2021