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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.

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United States

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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.

Twitter:

@faqnyc

Language:

English

Contact:

718-404-4149


Episodes
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Episode 356: LISTEN: What Happens After the Governor Pulls the Emergency Brake on Congestion Pricing?

6/10/2024
Our Katie Honan and transportation reporter for THE CITY, Jose Martinez, discuss the Governor's recent withdrawal from putting congestion pricing into effect on June 30th, the consequences of that, and the state's ongoing pattern of advancing the plan and then procrastinating indefinitely.

Duration:00:33:12

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Episode 355: ‘The Answer Is Always Money’

6/3/2024

Duration:00:35:58

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Episode 354: A Place That Women Ruled

6/1/2024
Julie Satow, author of When Women Ran Fifth Avenue: Glamour and Power at the Dawn of American Fashion, talks with guest host Sarah Shears in the latest episode of FAQ NYC Off-Cycle.

Duration:00:46:08

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Episode 353: The Past of New York’s Past, with Harvey Wang

5/26/2024
The namesake of Harvey Wang's New York, talks with host Harry Siegel about shooting the hold-outs in trades and businesses that were vanishing in the 1980s and early 1990s, old New Yorks past and present, and much more.

Duration:00:47:15

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Episode 352: Reign of the Summer Mayor

5/20/2024
Co-hosts Katie Honan and Harry Siegel discuss The City's new summer newsletter, the mayor's messaging mess, and much more.

Duration:00:23:03

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Episode 351: NYC’s Students Take a Seat at the Table

5/17/2024
In the latest episode of FAQ NYC Off Cycle, Host Katie Honan talks with Jose Santana, a senior at Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School in the Bronx, about his work journalists producing the new student-produced podcast PS Weekly.

Duration:00:28:02

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Episode 350: Hizzoner Meets His Holiness

5/13/2024
Eric Adams, now facing a second Democratic challenger, said he was praying for the press while ducking their questions and blessing our own Katie Honan on his way to meet the Pope in Vatican City. Meantime, the mayor finally started repping for the Knicks, who promptly stopped winning, as the NYPD is pretty much mocking the oversight efforts of the City Council and Department of Investigation. All that and much more gets discussed on the latest episode of FAQ NYC.

Duration:00:34:57

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Episode 349: One Video to Rule Them All

5/6/2024
Gwynne Hogan, senior reporter for THE CITY, joins hosts Chrissy and Harry to discuss what it’s been like reporting on the NYPD from inside the “frozen zone” it established inside and around the Columbia campus, the NYPD’s wild new messaging machine that’s pumping out flashy action videos and angry tweets while reporters are stuck glimpsing the action through a glass darkly, and much more.

Duration:00:35:05

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Episode 348: Is It Giuliani Time Again?

4/29/2024
Jeff Mays of the New York Times joins hosts Chrissy, Katie and Harry to discuss Mayor Eric Adams ousting the head of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, trying to install Randy Mastro as the city's now corporation counsel, reversing some of his own cuts in a $111.6 billion executive budget proposal, and much more.

Duration:00:38:20

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Episode 347: ‘Don't Fudge It in the Budget’

4/22/2024
Citizens Budget Commission President Andrew Rein joins hosts Katie Honan and Harry Siegel to break down what we know about the nearly quarter-trillion_ dollar state budget that just dropped, weeks late, what to expect from the city's ongoing budget negotiations, and much more.

Duration:00:42:27

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Episode 346: The Trump Trial Circus Is Here

4/15/2024
Hosts Christina and Katie discuss that plus the NYPD’s hyper-aggressive attempt to reclaim the narrative, two police killings of emotionally disturbed people, and much more.

Duration:00:35:27

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Episode 345: Investigating the Detective

4/13/2024
In the latest episode of FAQ NYC Off Cycle, journalist Steve Fishman talks with Harry about his his new podcast, The Burden, where he speaks with and digs into the history of former NYPD super-cop Louis Scarcella, the detective who locked up New York’s baddest guys back in the city’s “bad old days” — and with the convicted murderers turned jailhouse law firm who won their freedom by digging into police work that sometimes seemed, as journalists will joke, too good to check. Check out The Burden here https://link.chtbl.com/aHO7cwwD

Duration:00:52:26

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Episode 344: 'From a Concerned New Yorker’

4/8/2024
Chrissy and Harry discuss a week where the earth shook, the sun hid and everything else in New York City kept on ticking, plus how Mayor Eric Adams is positioning himself for his reelection campaign next year and much more.

Duration:00:36:51

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Episode 343: The Power of Magical Thinking

4/2/2024
Albert Fox Cahn of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project breaks down the problems with the mayor’s plan to deploy "weapons detectors" — which are really just metal tube detectors — in the train system. Plus hosts Chrissy, Katie and Harry discuss the NYPD's hyper-aggressive new approach to its perceived enemies on social media, and much more.

Duration:00:39:18

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Episode 342: Lucy Sante Reflects on Writing the Story of Her Life, and Her Transition

3/29/2024
The writer returns to the pod for an depth-conversation about her new memoir, I Heard Her Call My Name.

Duration:01:01:20

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Episode 341: The Harassment Tax on Women

3/25/2024
Hosts Christina Greer and Harry Siegel discuss the Adams administration's women problem — and why his political rivals aren't talking about it — Trump's trials, the groups railing against congestion pricing and much more.

Duration:00:34:44

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Episode 340: Another Death Spiral for a Manhattan Hospital

3/18/2024
Hosts Chrissy, Katie and Harry talk subway scares and safety, and Politico New York health care reporter Maya Kaufman breaks down her reporting on Beth Israel transferring out seriously ill ER patients and much more.

Duration:00:48:23

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Episode 339: The Guard is Underground and the Vibes Are Grim

3/11/2024
Hosts Chrissy, Katie and Harry discuss Kathy Hochul's wild decision to deploy the National Guard in New York City's subway system, and much more.

Duration:00:26:36

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Episode 338: An FBI Raid and a 3-K Pickle

3/4/2024
Chrissy, Katie and Harry dig into what's happening with Winnie Greco, Eric Adams and the feds, and Politico NY education reporter Madina Touré breaks down what's happening with the city's badly needed yet under-filled 3-K program.

Duration:00:41:58

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Episode 337: ‘The Whole Point of Government’

2/26/2024
Hosts Christina and Harry talk about e-bike fires, Letitia James’s winning streak, and much more.

Duration:00:27:38