In the most uncertain of economic environments, it is great to be able to sit down with one of NYC’s brightest voices.  Greg David writes a blog and weekly column for Crain’s New York Business following a 25-year stint as the editor and editorial director for the publication. He also serves as the director of the business and economics reporting program at the Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, where he teaches courses on covering the national economy, Wall Street and the New York City economy and business. During his tenure as editor, Crain’s won two Gerald W. Loeb awards for excellence in business journalist as well as general excellence awards from the Alliance of Area Business Publications and Society of American Business Writers and Editors. He personally has won awards for his columns and editorials from the two groups in recent years. He is heard every Friday on WNYC’s 411 on the city’s economy, business and politics and makes frequent media appearances on WCBS Newsradio 880 and other outlets.  Now he is out with his new book “Modern New York”, where he takes a look at New York’s economic, cultural, political, and social past, present, and future, and offers some hope, as well as a dire warning. “Wall Street may save the city again,” he writes, but he cautions: “If not, the next mayor will face the daunting task of leading New York into a future much less prosperous than its present.” And if that mayor turns away from the business-friendly policies of recent administrations, he continues, “The result could well be another economic and fiscal cataclysm.”

Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with one of NYC’s brightest journalistic voices to talk about his new book “Modern New York”, why in such an uncertain economic period for the city he remains optimistic, the challenges facing the next Mayor of NYC, why he is no longer the Editor of one of the city’s most respected publications, and so much more!!  It was such a joy for a former Financial Advisor like myself to sit down with one of the brightest minds out there so Enjoy Kade Nation and make sure to check him out on twitter and his column in Crain’s New York Business called “Greg David On New York”…Huge Thank you to Lou over at Barnes And Noble Upper West Side as always for all his help!!

And here is Greg David right after our interview giving a tremendous interview on The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC:

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