May 6, 2021
This week, we do a deep dive into NYC politics with some real New Yoykas: State Assemblymember Zohran Mamdani, tenant organizer Cea Weaver, & journalist Ross Barkan. We discuss socialist solutions to NY's dysfunctional housing policy, whether Dianne Morales is the real deal for leftists, the #metoo allegations against Scott Stringer, the fair and the specious critiques of frontrunner Andrew Yang, how Cuomo's bevy of scandals is affecting the legislation coming out of Albany, and why the rent is still too damn high. Big 212 energy energy here folks. [Brie obviously wrote this copy. Don't judge Virgil for the New Yoykas thing. He's better than that.]
Preorder Ross' book The Prince: Andrew Cuomo, Coronavirus, and the Fall of New York from OR Books. Ross' (free) newsletter is at https://rossbarkan.substack.com/. Check out Housing Justice for All at https://housingjusticeforall.org/.
Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend).
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