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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: FlyingDogPhotos.com/Kevin 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 nwsdy.li/NYCfuture.

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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