A weekly dive into the big questions about this city of ours, hosted by Christina Greer, Azi Paybarah and Harry Siegel, and produced by Alex Brook Lynn.
Episode 218: A Nap for the City that Never Sleeps?
Dodai Stewart of the Times joins the pod to discuss her survey of New York City's formerly iconic 24-hour spots, from Wo Hop to Whitestone Lanes, that have now cut their hours, and Dr. Christina Greer and Katie Honan run down all the latest news from the city, starting with the first big departures from the Adams administration.
Episode 217: The Overwhelming Seductions of New York
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—and explain why, in spite of those cliffs and the need for constant fiscal discipline, the city remains unbowed and its future remains bright.
Episode 216: Arsenic and Old Apartments
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—starting with why the city decided to look for heavy metals in the first place. It's a mess that says a lot about how the other half (still) lives.
Episode 215: Does Eric Adams Want To Be the Mayor or Just Play the Mayor?
Something in the buttermilk doesn't smell right, says Professor Christina Greer, and it doesn't help that he keeps dipping his toe into political races he keeps losing.
Episode 214: Election Night Extra: A Lot of L's to Go Around
The great Ben Max of Gotham Gazette joins Chrissy, Katie and Harry for an early assessment of the winners and losers on a rough night for Mayor Eric Adams’ preferred candidates in a weird August election with nearly as many losing candidates as voters.
Episode 213: Bringing Honesty to the Dangerousness Debate
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.
Can’t get enough of this podcast!
Chrissi cracks me up! Love her critical insights and the krazy way she expresses them. “Who’s checking for Tom Suaze?”
Best NYC politics podcast
I listen every week to keep up to date on NYC politics. Hosts and guests keep it real and get into the weeds. Highly recommend for anyone who is personally or professionally interested in NYC or NYS politics.
I love this show.
Thank you for focusing on the intricacies of NYC with such tenacity and pluck. The recent show with the JBs was fantastic. I wish you’d do more shows with more than one legislators.