Talking Transition: See photos, video of New Yorkers’ priorities for the mayor

The Soho structure, which is open until Saturday, is hosting an open forum for constituents to express their hopes, concerns and ideas for Bill de Blasio

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  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

  • Photograph: Lauren Reddy

    Talking Transition

Photograph: Lauren Reddy

Talking Transition


ICYMI, there's a large tent on Canal Street and Sixth Avenue where New Yorkers can share their ideas for the city's future, as NYC gears up for a change in the mayoral administration. The project is called Talking Transition, and it's a community engagement initiative funded by George Soros and other philanthropic organizations. The idea is to get people talking about their policy issues and concerns, and to foster an open and transparent transition.

The Soho structure is open to the public, and is also hosting lectures, workshops, and performances about everything from building regulations and property taxes to schools and the skills gap (plus live music sometimes). The schedule changes often; for instance, it was announced this morning that Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio would appear for a Q&A today. Check out all the events on the Talking Transition website.

building regulations, property taxes, the African and Caribbean population in the city, community schools, and the "skills gap." - See more at: http://brooklyn.ny1.com/content/shows/the_call_rundown/198976/second-week-under-way-at--talking-transition--tent#sthash.cpRLBVDp.dpuf

In addition, Talking Transition is inviting visitors to tell De Blasio what his priorities should be by filling out an electronic survey, recording a short video or posting a written suggestion on the wall. We stopped by to check it out; click through the photos above to see New Yorkers' wishes for the city, which range from the prosaic (more subway trains after midnight) to the praiseworthy (better schools, gun control, cheaper health care, etc.) to the frankly purposeless ("Move the Yankees to Pennsylvania!").


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