London's New York

An opinionated exploration of the greatest city in the world, starring historian, tour guide, and socialist agitator Daniel London

Episodes

Episode 6: Central Park

The most famous park in the world? Maybe. Inevitable stop on the Manhattan tourist trail? Absolutely. But Central Park is also an amazing laboratory for a 150-year-old experiment in urban planning and social identity, and the masterpiece of America’s first (and probably only) superstar landscape architect. Scenic vistas! Hot dogs! Gentrification! Paternalism! This place really … Continued

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Episode 7: Finding Good Help These Days

Hiring has always been hard, but has it actually gotten harder? Have online job boards done what they’ve promised and made it easier to find great employees, or were we better off with a classified and a sign in the window? And while we’re at it, what the heck is up with kids these days? … Continued

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Episode 6: Partnering is Such Sweet Sorrow

Howdy, Pardner! Bill Goldstein (https://www.billgoldstein.com/) joins us to talk about the dynamics of duos, the myth of complementary skill sets, and why there are no sole proprietors in foxholes.

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Ep.6. Cry For Love

“Streets of Paris” b/w “I Do”

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2002 – A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park

Tree Ear wants to make pots, Carolyn wants Kerry to like this book, and special guest Gina Jung wants some peace and tranquility. Only robbers, social stigma, the correct method for stacking firewood stand in their way! Rest assured, no ceramic cranes were harmed in the making of this episode.

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Episode 5: “F” Words – Fire and Failure

Forsooth! Your fearless friends find themselves facing things that terrify every business owner – firing an employee and the fear of failure. Featuring Bobby Derival of Home Care at Its Best (http://hcaib.com/)

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Episode 5: Zuccotti Park

Seven years ago this week, this innocuous-looking downtown courtyard was taken over by Occupy Wall Street, and what resulted was one of the most exciting, chaotic, and controversial public protests ever held in New York. Our own Dan London was there in the thick of it. In this episode Dan goes back to Zuccotti to remember … Continued

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Episode 4: This Changes Everything!

Glenn Diehl of Genesis Exhibits (https://www.exhibitsbygenesis.com/) joins us to talk about steering his established company into a hard right turn. New opportunities, new excitement, new challenges – how do you bring your staff and clients along for the ride?

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2001 – A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck

Mary Alice (…was that her name?) isn’t having the best time at her Grandmother’s house, and let’s be frank – Kerry and Carolyn didn’t have the best time reading about it, either.

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Episode 4: Sunnyside Gardens

Dan and David explore a largely unknown quasi-suburban corner of Queens – Sunnyside Gardens, a place so downright pleasant, it might be revolutionary.

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Quickie: The Philosophy of Abundance

In a special end-of-summer quickie episode, Mike and David discuss how “abundant thinking” can turn around your sales (and maybe your life).

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Interlude

“Home”

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Ep.5. Song On Repeat

“Blame” b/w “Never Easy”

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2000 – Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis

New Season! New Decade! And some important new rules, including #365: this book is awesome(!!!!!) and #28: crying at the end is allowed.

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Episode 3: How to Know When You Can Afford to Grow

In another episode about successful staffing, guest Harrison Wise of Wise Public Relations (https://www.wisepublicrelations.com/) joins us to discuss the financial and cultural implications of taking on new employees.

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Episode 3: Roosevelt Island

A strange and unique spit of land in the middle of the East River, where we talk about the history of charity and looking to the future of the past.

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Episode 2: Lenny’s Grave

We trek to Green-Wood Cemetery to find the final resting place of one of the all-time most quintessential New Yorkers, and talk about the the power (and limitations) of his quest to use the performing arts as a force for social progress.

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Episode 2: How to Know When It’s Time to Grow

The logistics and philosophy of turning your solo act into an orchestra, featuring Julie Van Such of J.VanSuch Studio (www.jvansuch.com)

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Episode 1: How to Fire a Client

The ins and outs of dealing with a difficult client, featuring Gerard Boucher of Boucher + Co. (https://www.boucherco.com/)

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Meet the Hosts

  • Daniel London

    Dan is a Ph.D. candidate in History at New York University. Jersey-born and Gotham-based, he has written about the class politics of bicycles, the political economy of post-war urban tourism, labor politics in the 1939 New York World’s Fair, notions of “public space” in the works of John Dewey, and the political effects of urban decentralization on Tammany Hall. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and leads tours New York City for Context Travel.

  • David Hoffman

    David is the founder and Creative Director of CitizenRacecar, and the Executive Producer of Racecar Radio.

    He lives in Queens with his wife and two kids, where he enjoys reading, cooking, birdwatching, 60’s soul music, and BBC detective shows.

Episodes

Episode 6: Central Park

The most famous park in the world? Maybe. Inevitable stop on the Manhattan tourist trail? Absolutely. But Central Park is also an amazing laboratory for a 150-year-old experiment in urban planning and social identity, and the masterpiece of America’s first (and probably only) superstar landscape architect. Scenic vistas! Hot dogs! Gentrification! Paternalism! This place really … Continued

LISTEN →

Episode 7: Finding Good Help These Days

Hiring has always been hard, but has it actually gotten harder? Have online job boards done what they’ve promised and made it easier to find great employees, or were we better off with a classified and a sign in the window? And while we’re at it, what the heck is up with kids these days? … Continued

LISTEN →

Episode 6: Partnering is Such Sweet Sorrow

Howdy, Pardner! Bill Goldstein (https://www.billgoldstein.com/) joins us to talk about the dynamics of duos, the myth of complementary skill sets, and why there are no sole proprietors in foxholes.

LISTEN →

Ep.6. Cry For Love

“Streets of Paris” b/w “I Do”

LISTEN →

2002 – A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park

Tree Ear wants to make pots, Carolyn wants Kerry to like this book, and special guest Gina Jung wants some peace and tranquility. Only robbers, social stigma, the correct method for stacking firewood stand in their way! Rest assured, no ceramic cranes were harmed in the making of this episode.

LISTEN →

Episode 5: “F” Words – Fire and Failure

Forsooth! Your fearless friends find themselves facing things that terrify every business owner – firing an employee and the fear of failure. Featuring Bobby Derival of Home Care at Its Best (http://hcaib.com/)

LISTEN →

Episode 5: Zuccotti Park

Seven years ago this week, this innocuous-looking downtown courtyard was taken over by Occupy Wall Street, and what resulted was one of the most exciting, chaotic, and controversial public protests ever held in New York. Our own Dan London was there in the thick of it. In this episode Dan goes back to Zuccotti to remember … Continued

LISTEN →

Episode 4: This Changes Everything!

Glenn Diehl of Genesis Exhibits (https://www.exhibitsbygenesis.com/) joins us to talk about steering his established company into a hard right turn. New opportunities, new excitement, new challenges – how do you bring your staff and clients along for the ride?

LISTEN →

2001 – A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck

Mary Alice (…was that her name?) isn’t having the best time at her Grandmother’s house, and let’s be frank – Kerry and Carolyn didn’t have the best time reading about it, either.

LISTEN →

Episode 4: Sunnyside Gardens

Dan and David explore a largely unknown quasi-suburban corner of Queens – Sunnyside Gardens, a place so downright pleasant, it might be revolutionary.

LISTEN →

Quickie: The Philosophy of Abundance

In a special end-of-summer quickie episode, Mike and David discuss how “abundant thinking” can turn around your sales (and maybe your life).

LISTEN →

Interlude

“Home”

LISTEN →

Ep.5. Song On Repeat

“Blame” b/w “Never Easy”

LISTEN →

2000 – Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis

New Season! New Decade! And some important new rules, including #365: this book is awesome(!!!!!) and #28: crying at the end is allowed.

LISTEN →

Episode 3: How to Know When You Can Afford to Grow

In another episode about successful staffing, guest Harrison Wise of Wise Public Relations (https://www.wisepublicrelations.com/) joins us to discuss the financial and cultural implications of taking on new employees.

LISTEN →

Episode 3: Roosevelt Island

A strange and unique spit of land in the middle of the East River, where we talk about the history of charity and looking to the future of the past.

LISTEN →

Episode 2: Lenny’s Grave

We trek to Green-Wood Cemetery to find the final resting place of one of the all-time most quintessential New Yorkers, and talk about the the power (and limitations) of his quest to use the performing arts as a force for social progress.

LISTEN →

Episode 2: How to Know When It’s Time to Grow

The logistics and philosophy of turning your solo act into an orchestra, featuring Julie Van Such of J.VanSuch Studio (www.jvansuch.com)

LISTEN →

Episode 1: How to Fire a Client

The ins and outs of dealing with a difficult client, featuring Gerard Boucher of Boucher + Co. (https://www.boucherco.com/)

LISTEN →