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Cityscape: All About Elevators

by George Bodarky, Taylor Nulk

George Bodarky

New York is a city of high-rises – and the buildings here keep getting taller and taller as the years go by.  Have you seen the 90-story condo and hotel tower that went up on West 57th Street in Manhattan?  That and every other skyscraper in the city would never have gotten off the ground if it weren’t for one invention – the elevator.

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.”

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