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Cityscape: The Roaring 20s

by George Bodarky, Morlene Chin, Julie Clark

photolibrarian, flickr

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 masterpiece novel “The Great Gatsby” will once again come to life on the silver screen next week.  The latest film adaptation of the novel stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.  The movie promises roaring 20s' glamour, excess and excitement, but we thought, why should Hollywood have all the fun?  

Umbrellas and Gardens

by George Bodarky
umbrella in a garden
play4smee, Flickr

This week's show includes an interview with the authors of Garden Guide: New York City and a visit to the Native Flora Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. And since, as they say, "April showers bring May flowers," we've produced a couple of segments on umbrellas, including the story of a Brooklyn woman who makes dresses, tote bags, and even doggie clothes out of broken, discarded umbrellas.

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