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Cityscape: "Best Of" Fall Drive 2014

by George Bodarky, Taylor Nulk

Wikipedia Commons

Each week, WFUV's Cityscape explores the people, places, and spirit of New York City in new and unique ways. We journey to fascinating places and meet interesting people. But, we wouldn't be able to do any of it without support from listeners who appreciate this program. This week we'll do what we always do, and that's provide great stories and discoveries. But we need you to do your part during WFUV's Fall membership drive, and that's make a financial pledge of support at 877-938-8907 or online at WFUV.org.

Morning Brief: July 16

by Jeff Coltin
Madison Square Park

Jeffrey Zeldman, flickr

Yesterday’s planned performance of the New York Philharmonic at Van Cortlandt Park was rained out, but for those still looking for a bit of piano in the park can find it at Madison Square Park in Manhattan tonight.  Famed French jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson plays in a quartet there from 7-8:30.  Admission is free.

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.”

Cityscape: Taxi!

by George Bodarky, Morlene Chin, Veronica Volk, Alana Holbrook
Loïc Lagarde, Flickr

The New York City taxi is an iconic automobile with a rich social history, and some of the men – and women – that get us from point A to point B have seen a lot along the way. This week's Cityscape is all about the taxi -- from personal stories of cab drivers, to high tech cabs, to taxis doubling as photography studios.

Morning Brief: December 6

by Jeff Coltin
Mandela at the U.N.

Tony Cope, Wikimedia

New Yorkers are mourning the death of former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela today.  NBC New York has written on some of Madiba’s connections to the Big Apple.  He visited the city not long after he was released from prison and greeted by a ticker tape parade.  He also visited Ground Zero just two months after 9/11.

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