Get Stuff Done-Cast
By NYC Mayor's Office
Get Stuff Done-CastOct 25, 2023
Food for Thought: How We're Transforming the Way New Yorkers Eat
Did you know the City of New York has a Food Policy team? The city's food policy agency does more than talk about food, it is carrying out new initiatives in our public schools, public hospitals and our older adult centers.
In this episode of the Get Stuff Done-cast, Mayor Adams sits down with Kate MacKenzie, executive director of the Mayor's Office of Food Policy, to talk about how our goals for this agency tie into our Working People's Agenda, and building a stronger, healthier and greener New York City.
MacKenzie and her team work with other city agencies to ensure we're following through on our initiatives while looking at ways to encourage even more New Yorkers at every age to eat healthier and help them do so by addressing decades-long disparities and inequity.
Ch-Check It Out: Artist Shepard Fairey Brings a Beast of a Mural to NYC
The creative force behind the ubiquitous OBEY stickers and the iconic Obama HOPE campaign poster brings his vision to Manhattan’s Lower East Side, with an eight-story mural that pays homage to the Beastie Boys for the 50th anniversary of hip hop.Fairey’s vision, informed by skater culture, punk rock and hip hop has captivated art-lovers worldwide, from Johannesburg to Singapore. NYC Mayor Eric Adams joins Fairey to discuss the transformative power of art, and why Fairey says he’ll never be seen as “cool” in his daughters’ eyes.
Getting Cannabis Done Right In New York City
One year after officially lighting up our city's legal cannabis market, the seeds of growth and equity are sprouting across NYC.
Together with our state partners, we made a promise to become the first place in the country to right the wrongs of the War on Drugs, giving those who have been justice-involved or faced previous cannabis convictions a chance to succeed through this new opportunity. The goal was to create good jobs, successful small businesses and build the nation's most equitable cannabis industry.
Cannabis NYC Founding Director Dasheeda Dawson and Mayor Adams meet up for a joint discussion about where we stand now with the rollout of our cannabis industry, the city's enforcement efforts, and what's next for this budding business sector.
Launching America's Largest Outdoor Dining Program
Open Restaurants, an innovative idea that blossomed during the COVID-19 pandemic, helped keep a critical component of New York City’s economic engine in place. Now, with a new bill that was signed into law by Mayor Eric Adams, NYC will reinvent outdoor dining citywide.
In the latest installment of the Get Stuff Done Cast, Mayor Adams speaks with three New Yorkers with a vested interest in the creation of a vibrant new open restaurant infrastructure.
City Councilmember Marjorie Velázquez (D-13, the Bronx) championed the new bill and is determined to bring a new and more uniform version of the outdoor dining program to all five boroughs. Omar Canales, Operations Manager of Seis Vecinos Restaurant in the Bronx, is looking forward to streamlined regulations that will make it easier to open the doors for small restaurants to participate in this successful program. NYC’s Chief Public Realm Officer Ya-Ting Liu is excited by the prospect building out what will be America’s largest outdoor dining program, one that she hopes rivals that of the storied al fresco café culture that is synonymous with Paris, France.
Defending Democracy: Showing Up and Engaging with the American Voter
Denial of reproductive rights, voter suppression, book bans — everything old is new again and not in a good way. But it doesn’t need to be that way. NYC Mayor Eric Adams talks with U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) and Enfield, North Carolina Mayor Mondale Robinson about on-the-ground efforts they’re leading to re-imagine civic engagement for their constituents, particularly young people and those who've largely been left out of the broader political conversation in America.
Rep. Horsford is chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and the son of Trinidadian immigrants, who led Nevada’s largest job training program (the Culinary Training Academy), before getting into politics. Mayor Robinson is a former Marine who is reaching out to rural communities in the South, meeting with disaffected voters and focusing on issues that are of importance to them.
DMC’s Amazing Run: A Hip Hop Pioneer on the Highs and Lows of an NYC Journey
Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC of the legendary Run-DMC, is a pillar of the hip hop movement that was born right here in NYC.
The game changing rap trio rocked the music industry, becoming the first hip hop act to achieve a Gold record, a Platinum record, a Grammy nomination, and appear on the cover of Rolling Stone, among other unheard of feats. And while DMC embraces the group’s icon status, he’s not shying away from the struggles he experienced as hip hop grew into a global phenomenon.
In this episode of the Get Stuff Done-Cast, Mayor Eric Adams sits down with the Queens-born artist to talk about the 50th anniversary or hip hop, the struggles and heartbreak he experienced, and how therapy saved his life.
Brooklyn Navy Yard: An Anchor for Innovation in NYC
From bio-engineering to life sciences, to next generation wearables and beyond, the Brooklyn Navy Yard is at the leading edge of innovation in our city, with more than 500 businesses calling this 300-acre urban manufacturing center home.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams talks with Lindsay Greene, President & CEO of this historic site and now one-of-a-kind ecosystem, about how this former critical component of the U.S. Navy is now a critical component of New York City’s economic recovery and also bringing new technology to the global stage.
Queer All Year: The Business of Pride and the Economics of Equality in NYC
In New York City, Pride is more than just a month. Here we celebrate and stand up for LGBTQ+ rights year-round, becoming a sanctuary for Americans across the country. Here we proudly call ourselves the City of Stonewall.
In his latest Get Stuff Done-Cast episode, Mayor Eric Adams sits down with Kellie Parkin, executive director of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce New York, for a special Pride Month discussion on how our LGBTQ+ business community is making our economic comeback even stronger, and what steps we need to take to make sure LGBTQ+ business owners and allies have the resources they need to thrive. From a blue pendant that Kellie found while representing our local chamber on the national level to how we need to stand united against anti-LGBTQ+ voices in our country, this discussion showcases why there is no better place to do business and live your true self than NYC.
NYC’s Homeless Outreach Workers: Changing Lives On Our Streets and Subways
You might not see them every day, but our street outreach teams are some of this city’s unsung heroes who are making a difference 24/7/365. These outreach teams are doing the hard work of engaging with unhoused New Yorkers and getting them into more permanent, safe housing.
In this episode of the Get Stuff Done-Cast, NYC Mayor Eric Adams speaks with outreach worker Xaveir Shakesphere and Dept. of Social Services Commissioner Molly Wasow Park about how there is no one-size-fits-all approach to the intersecting crises of homelessness and serious mental illness, and how outreach work can change someone's life forever.
Tacos, a VW Bus and a Dream — The Story of Tacombi Founder Dario Wolos
What started out as a unique taqueria on the beaches of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, has blossomed into a NYC-based business, which is expanding to other states, and promoting love and respect for Mexican culture.
With a new factory in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, his company is a key component of our city’s economic recovery. Mayor Adams talks with Wolos about how the values of fellowship, resourcefulness and a sense of adventure are foundational to Tacombi’s success story.
Trash Talk: Composting, Rats and Other Garbage Items with Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch
New York City Mayor Eric Adams hosts DSNY Commissioner Jessica Tisch to discuss the innovative approach the city has taken to beautify NYC and keep it clean.
Former Model with Heart of Gold Empowers NYC’s Women in Need
More than 30 years ago, Deborah Koenigsberger pivoted from fashion fit model to local boutique owner, opening multiple shops throughout Manhattan. Mayor Adams talks with Koenigsberger about how she employs homeless and at-risk women at her clothing store, The Thrifty HoG, how her Jamaican roots prepared her for life in NYC, and the influence of a particular Stevie Wonder song had in her pursuit of giving back.
Marcus Samuelsson Knows NYC Has the Perfect Recipe
Ethiopian-born, Swedish-American chef Marcus Samuelsson is the owner of Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem, the youngest person to receive a three-star review from The New York Times, an eight-time James Beard Foundation Award winner, and a philanthropist. In the latest edition of Get Stuff Done-Cast, Samuelsson shares his origin story, the times he nearly left NYC for good, and how a legendary American writer helped plant the seed that led to his iconic Harlem eatery.
Champion Pizza: A Slice of NYC's Generosity
Hakki Akdeniz came to New York City with $240 in his pocket and a dream. Despite many obstacles, he endured and prevailed. This is a true story about the possibilities of this city. Get inspired by listening how Hakki is now giving back to people in need.
Small Business in the Big City
Small Business Services Commissioner Kevin Kim joins Mayor Adams to talk about his own life story as the son of Korean immigrants and the resilience of our small businesses.
Asylum Seekers: How NYC Manages a Historic Humanitarian Crisis
In this episode of the Get Stuff Done-Cast, Mayor Adams speaks with three officials who are guiding our city's mission to provide resources to families and individuals seeking asylum in this historic moment.
Manuel Castro, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigration Affairs, knows the problem firsthand: he was a DREAMer; Zachary Iscol, Commissioner of NYC Emergency Management, a former Marine, uses his experience to establish relief centers in record time; and Dr. Ted Long, Senior Vice President for Ambulatory Care and Population Health at NYC Health + Hospitals, who led NYC Test & Trace Corps during the COVID-19 pandemic, helps us comprehend what it's like to innovate in unprecedented times.
“We are all chasing the same thing: the American Dream.” – Mayor Eric Adams
The State of Our City
In the first ever Get Stuff Done-Cast, NYC Mayor Eric Adams delivers the 2023 State of the City address from the Queens Theatre and presents the four pillars of his Working People’s Agenda: Jobs, Safety, Housing, and Care.