Cityscape

Cityscape: Crazes

by George Bodarky, Morlene Chin
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Dominique Ansel Bakery

If you were around during the disco era, you’re more than likely familiar with the dance craze the Hustle. Like most dance crazes, the simple moves and catchy tune helped it -- to use a modern phrase -- go viral.

Cityscape: Waxing Poetic

by George Bodarky, Morlene Chin
man reciting poetry

FreeVerse Photography, flickr

During the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, poet Walt Whitman declared it “the grandest physical habitat and surroundings of land and water the globe affords." His poem “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” is celebrated by poetry lovers every year in an event in which they cross the Brooklyn Bridge reading poems about the bridge and city. 

Cityscape: Typewriters, Atari, and 1800s X-rays

by George Bodarky, Morlene Chin

George Bodarky, WFUV

Does the clack clack sound of typewriter keys make you nostalgic? How about the crackle of vinyl spinning on a record player? You may consider typewriters and record players relics of the past but there are plenty of people keeping them alive and well. In this episode of Cityscape we talk with people still using machines from decades past.

Cityscape: Our Twist on the Pretzel

by George Bodarky, Morlene Chin
pretzels

Anirudh Rao, flickr

At any time of year in New York City, the smell of warm pretzels wafts through the streets.   Most hot dog vendors sell them from their carts.   But many New Yorkers say they don’t taste as good as they smell, so chefs have been introducing new twists to the salted bread. 

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