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?
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.
After 211 episodes FAQ NYC is now officially part of THE CITY, the nonprofit newsroom all about New York and for New Yorkers.
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.
When the New Yorker just isn’t New York enough, you’ve come to the right pod…
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.
Josefa Velasquez joins from Albany to break down the stop-and-start, hurry-up-and-wait path toward New York’s forthcoming and already late $216 billion or so budget (and everything else) deal.
Chinese American Planning Council President and CEO Wayne Ho joins the pod to talk about what Albany can do to make the economics of this work for New York’s aging population, respond to Assemblymember Ron Kim’s charge that CPC is waging a “war on workers,” and much more.
Super-reporter Greg B. Smith breaks down why Eric Adams’ promise to remove the homeless from the trains “right away” has been going nowhere fast.
State Sen. Zellnor Myrie rejoins the pod to talk about his plans to make New York election reform sexy. And seven minutes in heaven is kid’s stuff, so listen to Katie Honan explain six minutes of grace and how she finally beat a ticket.