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LI executive Scott Rechler to host video series on NYC's future after COVID

The series is called "Recalibrate Reality: The Future

The series is called "Recalibrate Reality: The Future of NY with Scott Rechler."  Credit: P. Coughlin

Long Island real estate developer Scott Rechler is hosting a video series on "how to rebuild" New York City after the pandemic, starting on Thursday at 7 p.m.

The first video features Rechler, CEO of RXR Realty in Uniondale, interviewing Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

Subsequent guests will include Sen. Chuck Schumer on Feb. 25, Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-Bronx) on March 2 and Alice M. Greenwald, CEO of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, on March 10. All the videos will air at 7 p.m.

The series is called "Recalibrate Reality: The Future of NY with Scott Rechler" and is a collaboration between the Regional Plan Association, where Rechler is chairman, and the 92nd Street Y, a major events center.

Each video will run about 30 minutes and depending on the guest may include Long Island content, said spokesman Richard Bamberger. To watch, go to

Rechler said, "After COVID-19, we’re not returning to the world that once-was, so we can’t rely on the playbooks of the past." The series "will allow for substantive conversations with leaders from a diverse array of backgrounds in which we will be able to explore thoughtful solutions to the challenges we face today and beyond," he said.

92nd Street Y CEO Seth Pinsky, who also is an adviser to RXR, said, "As we come upon the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdown, the future of New York City is literally at stake…Recalibrate Reality will bring leaders from all sectors to the table for in-depth and candid conversations of the type that we desperately need to be having right now," he said.

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