This week, Mayor de Blasio announced a new COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all public employees. NY1’s Zack Fink, Juan Manuel Benítez and Gloria Pazmino weigh in on his decision and the ripple effects it might have on the city.

And with the general election around the corner, they take a closer look at the race for Public Advocate. The Democratic incumbent, Jumaane Williams, is highly favored to win, but he has also publicly said he’s seriously considering a run for governor. So is it wise for New Yorkers to reelect him?

Special Episode Alert

If you’re looking for more in-depth analysis about the upcoming election, be sure to join us next Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 8:30 p.m. on Twitter Spaces. The “Off Topic/On Politics” team will talk about the New York City race for mayor, and take your questions live on the virtual stage.

About the Podcast

What happens when three New York reporters sit in a (small) room and talk politics? Join host Zack Fink and the NY1 political team each week for a conversation where no topic is off limits and everything is on the record.

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