Bill de Blasio is the new mayor of New York City, Errol Louis of NY1 and the new New York Times Bureau Chief Michael Grynbaum discuss the de Blasio agenda, and recap the inauguration for those of you who were a little too hung over to hear it. And Howard Wolfson, former deputy mayor for Mayor Bloomberg, talks about how yesterday's speeches referred to the previous administration's record and defends the Bloomberg record.
Michael Grynbaum, New York Times Metrodesk transportation reporter, talks about bankers and traders who have turned to taxi driving after they’ve lost their jobs on Wall Street. He’s joined by Scott Curtis, who spent 25 years as a trader on Wall Street and now drives a cab, which lets him to meet potential employers. Grynbaum’s article “Eyes Once on the Ticker Are Now on the Meter,” appeared in the Times on October 14.
The city is removing the last single-space parking meter in Manhattan today. Michael Grynbaum of the New York Times joins us to reflect on the landmark.
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The city of New York recently announced a new fleet of taxi cabs that will be fully loaded with upgrades - including a new "low-annoyance" horn. New York Times transportation reporter Michael Grynbaum joins us to discuss the city’s latest round of taxis and what these less obnoxious beeps might just sound like.