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Cityscape: NYC's "Other" Islands

by George Bodarky
North Brother Island
North Brother Island in the East River. Photo courtesy of Peter Riccio, flickr

When people think of New York's islands they think of Manhattan, City Island, Coney Island or Staten Island. But there are more than three dozen other islands scattered throughout the city's waters, each with their own rich history and unique identity. 

Cityscape: Chalk it Up

by George Bodarky, Julie Clark, Morlene Chin
chalking on the sidewalk
George Bodarky, WFUV

On this week's Cityscape, we’re exploring chalk as a powerful tool for communication and self-expression.  The show includes:

  • An interview with a sidewalk artist.
  • A look at a program in Northern Manhattan that uses chalk art to spread a message about living a healthy lifestyle.
  • A look at why doctors on Ellis Island put chalk marks on immigrants they deemed ill.

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