Get Stuff Done-Cast
By NYC Mayor's Office
Get Stuff Done-CastJan 30, 2023
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.