Only In New York

Only in New York is a monthly conversation series hosted by New York Times journalist Sarah Maslin Nir. At each program, Nir brings together two remarkable New Yorkers from different worlds to examine key concepts and commonly-held beliefs about life in the city, its limits and its possibilities. The conversations are inspired by the Museum's new exhibition New York at Its Core, which tells the story of NYC's 400-year history through the lens of four themes: money, density, diversity, and creativity.

Sarah Maslin Nir is a native New Yorker and a reporter for The New York Times best known for her report on the working conditions of nail salon workers, for which she was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize. A graduate of the Brearley School, Columbia University, and the Columbia University School of Journalism, where she received her masters, she was also The New York Times' nightlife correspondent, covering 252 parties in 18 months. She once had an audience with the Queen of Spain, though she failed to realize it at the time. 

Only in New York Teaser Video

Talks Wednesday, March 8, 6:30pm

New York Is My Muse

Speed Levitch and Adrian Benepe explore the contours, gritty and sublime, of New York’s defining landscapes.
Talks Wednesday, April 12, 6:30pm

Law & Disorder

Sarah Maslin Nir sits down with Ronald Kuby and Shabaka Shakur to interrogate a flawed justice system.
Talks Wednesday, May 10, 6:30pm

Making It Here

Join Julissa Arce and AJ Gogia as they discuss opportunity, struggle, and success.
Talks Wednesday, June 14, 6:30pm

I Like the Nightlife, Baby

Join us for a conversation with Lady Bunny and Simonez Wolf about New York City's vibrant nightlife.
Talks Wednesday, January 11, 6:30pm

I Love New York?

Sarah Maslin Nir invites Marty Markowitz & Clayton Patterson to consider the state of New York City’s creative soul.
Talks Wednesday, February 8, 6:30pm

Divided in a Diverse City

Join Nikole Hannah-Jones and Brad Lander as they examine the value of “diversity” in New York City.
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