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City Hall Pass

By City Hall Pass
City Hall Pass provides a unique window into the decision making process at the highest level of New York City Government as told by the trailblazing leaders who made them. Hosted by the Counsel to the Mayor of New York City, Kapil Longani.
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CHP 44: FINALE
The City Hall Pass podcast has been a key tool in our public education campaigns and has shared over 40 episodes featuring intimate conversations with some of our city's leading voices. In our finale episode, Kapil Longani, Bess Chiu, and Kate Cocklin reflect upon the City Hall Pass journey and evolution, and relive some of the podcast's most memorable moments.
41:17
December 30, 2021
CHP 42: Kathy Wylde
Our guest, the President and CEO of the Partnership for NYC Kathy Wylde, spoke about her lifelong commitment to supporting New York City neighborhoods, her vision for the future of our economy, the powerful work of the Partnership for NYC, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
18:32
December 18, 2021
CHP 41: Margaret Garnett
Our guest, former Commissioner of the Department of Investigation Margaret Garnett, spoke about her storied career in public service, some of the most memorable investigations from her time at the Southern District, her vision for DOI, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
26:26
December 10, 2021
CHP 40: Jessica Tisch
Our guest, the Commissioner of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DOITT) Jessica Tisch, spoke about the critical role that DOITT plays in ensuring our city remains connected and digitally secure, the future of 5G, DOITT’s work facilitating a remote environment during COVID, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
25:27
December 05, 2021
CHP 39: Jacques Jiha
Our guest, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Jacques Jiha, spoke about his journey as a Haitian immigrant to New York City, his approach to transforming the Department of Finance (DOF), OMB’s critical work managing our City’s finances during the pandemic, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
23:21
November 24, 2021
CHP 38: Rick Cotton
Our guest, Executive Director of the New York New Jersey Port Authority Rick Cotton, spoke to us about his deep-rooted passion for public service, his approach to managing multi-billion-dollar infrastructure projects, the future of our city, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
22:00
November 18, 2021
CHP 37: Eric Gonzalez
Our guest, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, spoke to us about his lifelong commitment to his community in Brooklyn, some of his most memorable investigations, his approach to criminal justice reform, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
28:00
November 05, 2021
CHP 36: Marco Carrión
Our guest, the former Commissioner of the Mayor's Community Affairs Unit (CAU) Marco Carrión, spoke to us about his work as an organizer, the evolution of the CAU under his leadership, his deep love for the Bronx, and much more.  Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
20:22
November 01, 2021
CHP 35: Alicia Glen
Our guest, the former Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen, spoke to us about her effective and innovative tenure as Deputy Mayor, her approach to leadership and management, tips how to thrive as a woman in a male dominated industry, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
21:00
October 23, 2021
CHP 34: Anne del Castillo
Our guest, the Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment Anne del Castillo, spoke to us about her uniquely artistic upbringing in New York City, MOME's evolution during her tenure at the agency, her work helping the arts and entertainment industries recover from COVID-19, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
26:18
October 15, 2021
CHP 33: Jumaane Williams
Our guest, the Public Advocate of NYC Jumaane Williams, spoke to us about his upbringing as a first-generation Brooklynite and the son of immigrants from Grenada, his inspiring journey from community organizer to elected official, the unique role that the Public Advocate plays, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
24:01
October 08, 2021
CHP 32: Phil Thompson
Our guest, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Phil Thompson, spoke to us about his unique upbringing as the son of an influential preacher, his lifelong commitment to fighting for racial justice, his vision for future of our City, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
29:20
September 24, 2021
CHP 31: John Miller (Part 2)
Our guest, NYPD's John Miller, spoke about his famous 1998 interview with Osama bin Laden, the vivid memories he has of 9/11, his commitment to keeping New Yorkers safe as Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
27:51
September 17, 2021
CHP 30: John Miller
Our guest, NYPD's Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism John Miller, spoke about his decorated career as a journalist, his upbringing in New York City, and his time covering the mob. Stay tuned for Part 2 of our conversation where John dives into his famous 1998 interview with Osama bin Laden. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
29:37
September 10, 2021
CHP 29: Dean Fuleihan
Our guest, First Deputy Mayor Dean Fuleihan, told his family's immigrant story, spoke about his decades of public service to New York State and New York City, outlined his work at the center of the City's COVID-19 response efforts, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
19:36
September 03, 2021
CHP 28: Clive Davis
Our guest, legendary music executive Clive Davis, spoke about his upbringing in Brooklyn, his journey in the music industry, the significance of the Homecoming Week Concert, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
21:34
August 18, 2021
CHP 27: Daniel Nigro
Our guest, the 33rd Fire Commissioner of New York City Daniel Nigro, spoke about his over 50-year career at the FDNY, his experience working through 9/11, the Department's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
29:18
August 13, 2021
CHP 26: Kathryn Garcia
Our guest, former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, spoke about her decorated career as a problem solver in City Government, her leadership style as a woman in a male dominated industry, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
27:24
July 23, 2021
CHP 25: Commissioner Dermot Shea
Our guest, the 44th Police Commissioner of the City of New York Dermot Shea, spoke about his journey from beat cop to first in command, his vision for the future of the NYPD, how he has approached reforming the Department, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
31:05
July 16, 2021
CHP 24: Danny Meyer
Our guest, Founder & CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group Danny Meyer, spoke to us about his career as an entrepreneur, the birth of some of his biggest restaurants, and his commitment to serving NYC. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
29:15
July 02, 2021
CHP 23: Reverend Al Sharpton
Our guest, Reverend Al Sharpton, spoke about his journey as an activist, his deep love for his hometown of New York City, the future of the fight for racial justice and equity, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
20:23
June 24, 2021
CHP 22: Juneteenth: First Lady Chirlane McCray, Phil Thompson, Sideya Sherman
We spoke with three of NYC’s leading voices on equity and racial justice, First Lady Chirlane McCray, Deputy Mayor Phil Thompson, and Executive Director of the Taskforce on Racial Inclusion and Equity (TRIE) Sideya Sherman, about the meaning and the importance of the Juneteenth holiday, and the powerful work of TRIE. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
29:28
June 17, 2021
BONUS: Ranked Choice Voting w/ Laura Wood
Our guest, NYC's Chief Democracy Officer Laura Wood, offers key resources ahead of the June 22nd Primary Election, explains Ranked Choice Voting, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
13:07
June 15, 2021
CHP 21: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Our guest, Lin-Manuel Miranda, spoke about his love for New York City, the impact of the arts on our City’s recovery from COVID, his commitment to serving his community, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
14:12
June 12, 2021
CHP 20: Jim Johnson
Our guest, the 79th Corporation Counsel of New York City, Jim Johnson, spoke about his time leading the City's Law Department, his lifelong commitment to justice and equity, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
31:15
June 04, 2021
CHP 19: Errol Louis & Sally Goldenberg
Our guests, Errol Louis (NY1) and Sally Goldenberg (Politico), spoke about their unique approaches to covering City Hall, their takes on the state of journalism today and the influence of social media, and how their work has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
26:39
May 14, 2021
CHP 18: John Mara
Our guest, President, CEO, and Co-Owner of the New York Giants, John Mara talked about what it takes to manage a $4b organization, his unique approach to leadership, his family’s commitment to serving their community, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
29:21
April 16, 2021
CHP 17: Dr. Mitch Katz
Our guest, President & CEO of the NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation, Dr. Mitch Katz talked about the central role H+H has played in the City's COVID response efforts: providing frontline care to New Yorkers, creating and operating #TestandTrace, standing up vaccine hubs, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
32:53
April 06, 2021
CHP 16: Dr. Dave Chokshi
Our guest, NYC Health Commissioner, Dr. Dave Chokshi shared insights into the work our City's Department of Health is doing in response to COVID-19, their efforts vaccinate New Yorkers, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
30:48
March 22, 2021
CHP 15: Melanie Hartzog
Our guest, Deputy Mayor for Health & Human Services, Melanie Hartzog breaks down how she works with our City's top doctors to operationalize policy, how her work as City Budget Director shaped the way she solves complex problems, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
28:50
March 05, 2021
CHP 14: Deanne Criswell
Our guest, NYC Emergency Management Commissioner, Deanne Criswell shared her approach to managing emergency responses, particularly COVID-19, talked about her 20+ years as a firefighter in the Air National Guard, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
30:35
February 18, 2021
CHP 13: Zach Carter
Our guest, former Corporation Counsel of NYC & US Attorney for the Eastern District of NY, Zach Carter shared how he placed fairness and equity at the forefront of his vision for the NYC Law Department, his thoughts on the Capitol insurrection, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
30:00
February 04, 2021
CHP 12: Cy Vance
Our guest, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, outlined his work to reduce the number of people entering the criminal justice system for low-level offenses, how his office fights 21st-century crimes, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
29:03
January 22, 2021
CHP 11: Laura Anglin
Our guest, Deputy Mayor for Operations Laura Anglin, shared insights into her unique management style, her team's critical work during the COVID crisis, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
22:17
January 07, 2021
CHP 10: Ernie Hart
Our guest, Deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters (DCLM) at the New York Police Department (NYPD) Ernie Hart, outlined his unique role within NYPD, and shared insights into his decorated career as a New York State Supreme Court Judge, and Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) Chair. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
24:33
December 24, 2020
CHP 09: Steve Banks
Our guest, NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) & Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Commissioner Steve Banks, shared how his agencies swiftly and effectively adapted to the COVID-19 crisis, his unique outlook on leadership and management, and much more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
32:48
December 17, 2020
CHP 08: Vicki Been
Our guest, Deputy Mayor for Housing & Economic Development Vicki Been, shared her journey from a small mining town in Colorado to the highest level of City Government, and spoke about the City's economic recovery efforts. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
31:02
December 10, 2020
CHP 07: Jonnel Doris
Our guest, NYC Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris, shared his family's story as immigrants to NYC from Guyana and talked about SBS' efforts to support our small businesses through COVID-19. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
31:02
December 03, 2020
CHP 06: Barry Berke
Our guest, Special Counsel to the House Judiciary, Barry Berke, shares insights from his experience leading the Trump Impeachment Inquiry. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
37:00
November 27, 2020
CHP 05: Secretary Jeh Johnson
Our guest, former Secretary of Homeland Security and proud New Yorker, Jeh Johnson, shares insights into his decorated career, his thoughts on the COVID-19 crisis, national security, and more. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
41:42
November 19, 2020
CHP 04: Emma Wolfe
Our guest Emma Wolfe, Deputy Mayor for Administration and Chief of Staff to the Mayor, shares her outlook on leadership and management, and provides insight into her unique relationship with Mayor de Blasio. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
25:43
November 12, 2020
CHP 03: Dr. Jay Varma
Our guest Dr. Jay Varma, Senior Public Health Advisor to Mayor de Blasio, shares insights into the COVID-19 crisis from his unique perspective. Get tested for COVID-19 in NYC Get a flu shot in NYC Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
36:25
November 05, 2020
CHP 02: Sheriff Joe Fucito
Our guest, New York City Sheriff Joe Fucito, shares about his nearly four decades of service at the NYC Sheriff's Department. Questions on NYC travel restrictions?  Read more about Sheriff Fucito Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
41:06
October 28, 2020
BONUS: Behind the Mic
Get "behind the mic" to learn more about our hosts Kapil Longani, Bess Chiu, and Kate Cocklin, as they share their paths to City Hall, and the mission of City Hall Pass. Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
07:35
October 21, 2020
CHP 01: Freddi Goldstein
Welcome to the first episode of our brand new podcast, City Hall Pass! Our inaugural guest is former City Hall Press Secretary, Freddi Goldstein. We spoke to Freddi about her path to City Hall, her time serving as Press Secretary during the COVID crisis, and her unique relationship with the Mayor. We hope you enjoy. Read a profile of Freddi in Jewish Insider! Follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our Newsletter! Visit our website!
43:54
October 19, 2020