Cityscape: NYC Foodies of Yesterday and Today

by George Bodarky, Julie Clark
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We’re digging into New York City's food history and culture.

Street food in New York City has a long and rich history.  In fact, pushcart vending in New York dates all the way back to the late 1600’s. Fast forward more than three centuries, and street food is as popular as ever.

On this week's Cityscape, we’re digging into street food culture in New York City, and exploring what it takes to get into the food truck business. 

Also, a cemetery might be the last place you’d think to go to explore the city’s culinary past.  But, Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx is the final resting place of a veritable who’s who of culinary greats.  The cemetery recently held a tour of noteworthy gravesites related to the city’s food history.  On this week's show, we'll pay the cemetery a visit to learn more about the famous foodies buried there.

 

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