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Cityscape

Cityscape: Presidential History

by George Bodarky, Veronica Volk

Daniel Schwen, Wikimedia Commons

On Monday February 17th we celebrate the birthdays of two of the most famous US Presidents. George Washington turns 282 this month, and honest Abe turns 205. You might not know it, but both presidents have historical roots right here in New York City. 

Cityscape: Exploring What's Underground in NYC

by George Bodarky, Veronica Volk
subway tunnel

Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York, Flickr

 

 

Sunday is Groundhog Day, and the nation will watch as Punxsutawney Phil emerges to predict the coming of Spring before diving back underground.  New York City’s underground looks a little different from a groundhog’s burrow -- with miles of tunnels and infrastructure that lie deep beneath the city’s surface. 

Cityscape: Handmade

by George Bodarky, Veronica Volk
cheesemaking

Sylvia Currie, Flickr

Handmade products are held in high esteem New York City, even in the midst of a society obsessed with efficiency and technology.  An object made by hand is the result of countless hours of practice and experimentation, it is the fruit of someone’s labor and it comes from the heart of its creator.

Cityscape: Shhh!

by George Bodarky, Veronica Volk, Alana Holbrook

val.pearl, Flickr

New York City is known for being a loud, bustling city.  You can walk down any street and hear sirens, car horns, music and people talking about pretty much anything.  But, coming up on this edition of Cityscape, we’re turning down the volume, by focusing on events in New York City where silence is key, including a silent dining experience in Brooklyn.

Cityscape: Indoors

by George Bodarky, Veronica Volk, Alana Holbrook

Lorianne DiSabato, Flickr

Winter arrives at 12:11 PM Eastern Time this Saturday, and it will last for three long months. Spring doesn’t arrive until March 20th at 12:57 PM Eastern Time. We’re all familiar with the phrase the winter blues, but how do you get through the dark, cold months without getting the doldrums? On this week’s Cityscape, we’re looking at ways to avoid letting the winter get the best of you. We’ll be talking with a clinical psychiatrist about ways to beat “cabin fever,” as well as simply searching out fun things to do to get your mind off the cold.

Cityscape: Cookies

by George Bodarky, Morlene Chin, Veronica Volk, Alana Holbrook

Travis Estell, Flickr

According to culinary historians, the first cookies were made by accident. Cooks used a small amount of cake batter to test oven temperatures before baking a large cake. And so, the decadent dessert was born. During the holidays, the smell of fresh baked cookies is ubiquitous. What’s your favorite type of cookie? Chocolate chip, oatmeal, maybe snickerdoodle? On this week’s Cityscape, we talk cookie legacies, creative recipes, and “Baking it Forward.”

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