Todd S. Purdum

Todd S. Purdum

Todd S. Purdum is a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution.

Former New York Mayor John V. Lindy in front of a podium

City Hall to the White House: Can’t Get There From Here

Before Bill de Blasio and Eric Garcetti decide to run, they ought to look back on Lindsay and Yorty in 1972.