100 episodes

New York City’s favorite morning anchor pulls back the curtain on the biggest stories around the five boroughs – the impactful, fascinating, and extraordinary headlines reported each week by Spectrum News NY1. Through intimate conversations with the newsroom’s expert journalists, Pat Kiernan illuminates what matters to resident New Yorkers and New Yorkers at heart.

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    • 4.6 • 82 Ratings

New York City’s favorite morning anchor pulls back the curtain on the biggest stories around the five boroughs – the impactful, fascinating, and extraordinary headlines reported each week by Spectrum News NY1. Through intimate conversations with the newsroom’s expert journalists, Pat Kiernan illuminates what matters to resident New Yorkers and New Yorkers at heart.

    Here's Where You Can Smoke a Joint in NYC

    Here's Where You Can Smoke a Joint in NYC

    The legalization of weed in New York has some immediate impacts, including allowing New Yorkers to smoke basically anywhere you can light a cigarette. It also creates a system to automatically expunge records for some offenses. The law makes a pathway for brick-and-mortar dispensaries around the state, and the revenue will have a social justice element to it. Pat Kiernan speaks with NY1 political reporter Bobby Cuza and a marijuana policy expert about the big change to pot in New York.

    • 25 min
    Solidarity After Surge in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

    Solidarity After Surge in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

    Volunteer New Yorkers are canvassing neighborhoods to show strength in numbers against anti-Asian hate crimes. The fear in these communities is heightened after the horrific shootings at spas in Atlanta earlier this month. While New York is not immune to this growing number of hateful incidents, people from all backgrounds are rallying together to show solidarity.

    Pat Kiernan speaks with NY1 Digital Reporter Anna Lucente Sterling about how we can combat these hate crimes.

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    • 26 min
    COVID-19, One Year Later

    COVID-19, One Year Later

    There have been lasting changes to New York City since the pandemic. Pat Kiernan talks to the reporters who have covered its changes and the surprising aspects of lockdown.
    IMPORTANT LINKS
    Get the latest coronavirus news and updates: http://ny1.com/coronavirus
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    • 30 min
    The Return of Audiences

    The Return of Audiences

    For nearly a year, Broadway has been dark and sports teams have played without crowds cheering them on. Now, the state is launching a series of pop-up arts festivals to bring back a bit of New York’s culture scene. And sports arenas in the city will start to look like they used to with the limited return of fans. Pat Kiernan speaks with NY1’s Frank Dilella and Angi Gonzalez about the return of audiences.
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    • 26 min
    Why Reopening Schools Matters to More New Yorkers Than Just Students

    Why Reopening Schools Matters to More New Yorkers Than Just Students

    Nearly one year after the nation's largest school system shut its doors and switched to remote learning, we take a look at the efforts to reopen safely and the hiccups along the way. Pat Kiernan speaks to NY1 Education Reporter Jillian Jorgensen about the state of our schools.

    IMPORTANT LINKS

    Get the latest coronavirus news and updates: http://ny1.com/coronavirus 

    Join the conversation using #NY1Crosstown.

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    • 28 min
    Debunking the Myths About the COVID-19 Vaccines

    Debunking the Myths About the COVID-19 Vaccines

    As part of Spectrum's vaccine education series, Pat Kiernan looks at why health care officials say it's important Americans get the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as possible. Plus, he dispels the myths and misinformation around the COVID-19 doses, and offers tips on how you can register when you're eligible.
     
    IMPORTANT LINKS
    Get the latest coronavirus news and updates: http://ny1.com/coronavirus
    Join the conversation using #NY1Crosstown.
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

SarahNYClifer ,

Perfect!

My workday literally starts with turning on NY1 while I’m still in bed. The dog and I can then get up and start our day. And this podcast is just more good Pat Kiernan/NYC content. (Love hearing about the beginnings of theater - and the Knicks! returning slowly to normal!💙)

honey055 ,

Thank you!

I love this podcast! I was raise in NYC in Washington Heights but move to Connecticut 2 years ago, until this day I watch NY1 every morning when I can, I love that it feels close and human and real! All the topics are exactly what is happening in the city and even thou I live in Ct I still love NYC and pains me to see how much it has change. I love this podcast thank you guys for always communicating what’s important to the community.

LuluInTheHeights ,

Geniuses

C’mon!!! You guys already deliver the news in the most original way- your casual, personal style is so refreshing. But now thissss???

People at NY1, I am so grateful that you have presented your audience with this even deeper layer to this city we all love so much.

I am a die hard NYer and though I try- it’s sometimes hard to convince the nay sayers that NYC is way more than the shininess of (parts of) Manhattan- the borough I now live in- but now you will help.

I loved the line - during the wrestling story - about how everyday people you see have so much more going on than meets the eye. I feel like that EVERY. DAY.

Why NY1 is soo good?? It gets US (NYers). Muuah!!

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