Ben Yakas

Editor, Gothamist

Ben Yakas appears in the following:

Father's Day Gifts and Activities

Friday, June 18, 2021

Gothamist's Ben Yakas previews Father's Day gifts and activities. 


On the Town with Ben Yakas--- June 3, 2021

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Ben Yakas, arts editor for Gothamist and WNYC, joins to discuss happenings around the city. 

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New Yorkers' Favorite Subway Stops

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Gothamist editor Ben Yakas joins us to discuss what makes a good subway station.

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Gov. Cuomo Announces Plans to Reopen New York by Mid-May

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

New York is expected to fully reopen by Mid-May. Here's what you should expect.

Takeout Call-In and Indoor Dining Shutdown

Monday, December 21, 2020

Gothamist arts and culture editor Ben Yakas joins us to discuss the latest restaurants news and take calls from listeners about their favorite take-out spots.

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New York City Restaurant Updates

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Ben Yakas of Gothamist joins to give updates on the state of dining in New York. 


Restaurants, Cars, Bikes, And Now A Blizzard: How 2020 Has Changed NYC's Streets

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

From outdoor dining to new bikers and drivers, more New Yorkers than ever competed for space on the city's (already crowded) streets this year.

Best Holiday Specials

Friday, December 11, 2020

Ben Yakas on 2020's best holiday specials. 


Ode to New York City

Thursday, December 03, 2020

Ben Yakas and Jen Carlson on Gothamist's newest love letter to New York City. 

Movies to Escape Into This Weekend

Friday, November 06, 2020

Ben Yakas, arts editor for Gothamist and WNYC, gives escapist movie recommendations. 


Review/Preview: Election Movies

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Ben Yakas, arts editor for Gothamist and WNYC, joins us for our ongoing “Review/Preview” series to recommend the best election-themed movies to help us through the week.


All the Best Halloween Movies

Monday, October 26, 2020

Ben Yakas on Halloween binge-watching 

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Broadway Is Closed, But The Raccoon Show Plays Every Day In Riverside Park

Friday, October 09, 2020

Racoons hold court and leave local residents wanting more. 


How to Work Out (Relatively) Safely in the Gym

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

The rules and guidelines for safely reopening gyms in New Jersey and NYC this week.

Will NYC's Restaurant Industry Survive Covid?

Thursday, August 27, 2020

A closer look at what the city can do to protect the restaurant industry — and its workers.

A Rise in Cases of Secret Parties

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Gothamist arts and culture editor Ben Yakas discusses his reporting on the underground pandemic parties popping up across the city.

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Bingeing with Ben: What To Rewatch

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Ben Yakas on TV shows worth revisiting. 


Yakin' with Yakas

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Ben Yakas recommends outdoor activities for this July 4th weekend. 


Family Tree Tracing, Black Cowboys, 'Miss Juneteenth,' Juneteenth Breakdown, Father's Day Films

Friday, June 19, 2020

How to trace your family tree. History of black cowboys. New film 'Miss Juneteenth.' A history of Juneteenth. Father's Day film recommendations.

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