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 explore - and question - key concepts and commonly-held beliefs about life in the city, its limits and its possibilities. The conversations are inspired by the Museum's ongoing exhibition New York at Its Core.
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Devouring the City | Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 pm
Sam Sifton, food editor for The New York Times and founding editor of NYT Cooking, and restaurateur, chef, and writer Eddie Huang consider the central role that food and restaurants play in New York City's pysche.
Faith in the Five Boroughs | Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 p.m.
Reverend Kenneth Hart, the self-proclaimed, young "Hood Pastor" of an unorthodox new church in Harlem, talks to Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the world's largest LGBT synagogue.
Busted! Drugs and the City | Wednesday, January 17, 7:00 p.m.
Lucy Lang, Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan DA's office, discuss countering the tensions between New York City law enforcement and the diverse communities it serves.
About the Host:
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.