In this miniseries based on a true story, America's youngest big-city mayor is engulfed in a racially divided maelstrom in Yonkers, New York - one that threatens his city's future while undermining his own ambitions.
In an America generations removed from the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the young mayor of a mid-sized American city is faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighbourhoods of his town.
S1 E1: Part 1
Nick Wasicsko becomes the youngest big-city mayor in America, but at what cost? Even before he is inaugurated, the obligation to build public housing in the white neighbourhoods of Yonkers looms over his new administration.
S1 E2: Part 2
The Yonkers mayor and City Council are given an ultimatum by a federal judge weary of further delay. Public housing tenants trapped in the deteriorating projects of West Yonkers watch and wait as the white residents of East Yonkers make clear just how opposed they are.
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S1 E3: Part 3
Mayor Wasicsko finally achieves some consensus and rams through a housing plan with a tough vote, and housing officials finally begin to plan to build the new townhomes. However, even as they do, the political costs to Wasicsko become apparent.
S1 E4: Part 4
A new mayor pledges to oppose the housing, even though it is never quite clear what he might be able to do in that regard. Meanwhile, Nick Wasicsko tries to reconcile himself to life out of power as construction of the townhomes begins.
S1 E5: Part 5
Armed with a growing recognition that he had fought on the side of angels in the battle over the housing, Wasicsko plans his political comeback, while the residents for the new townhomes are screened and chosen.
S1 E6: Part 6
A comprehensive orientation process awaits the incoming residents and many have second thoughts about moving. Mary Dorman is recruited to serve them in a way that even she finds startling. Meanwhile, Nick Wasicko begins the long road back to political viability.