This week Cityscape unwraps several segments for Christmas, including words and music from the New York Holiday Singers and an interview with the author and illustrator of a children's book called The Twelve Days of Christmas in New York City.

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Tuesday marks the first day of winter.  New York City can get pretty cold this time of year.  You might say "as cold as stone," which, not so coincidentally, is the theme of this week's Citsycape.  Today we're taking a closer look at stone architecture in the Big Apple. 

 

 

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For some, a dive bar invokes images of decaying, money-losing watering holes for nasty old drunks. For others, a dive bar is a hip spot where there's glamour in the grit.  On this week's Cityscape, we explore New York City's diviest dive bars.  Plus, how the rock band Van Halen brought a Bronx mom and one of her kids closer together.

 

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This Wednesday marks the 30th anniversary of the day John Lennon was shot outside The Dakota on Manhattan’s West Side.  He was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital a short time later.  On this week's Cityscape, we talk with the author of a new book that goes into great detail about the events of that day.  Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch also joins us to share his recollections of December 8, 1980.

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New York City is full of unique stories and surprising facts.  On this week's Cityscape, we will learn the answer to the question -- "when did the Statue of Liberty turn green?" -- and uncover a whole bunch of other interesting facts about the Big Apple.

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Spanning The City

The bridges of New York City are not simply a way to get from one place to another – they’re a part of the city’s history and culture and sometimes a source of inspiration. On this week's Cityscape, we're exploring the city's bridges from different vantage points.

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No Place Like Home

Home can be difficult to define.  For some people it’s a physical place, but for others it’s simply a feeling.  It’s not about brick and mortar, but the comfort of family and friends that defines home. On this week's Cityscape, we're exploring what "home" feels like in New York City.

Direct download: cs11132010.mp3
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26.2 miles – that’s the distance some 40,000 participants will run during the New York City Marathon. Runners will test their strength and willpower as they make their way through all five boroughs starting on Staten Island and crossing the finish line in Central Park.  On this week's Cityscape, we'll hear the "behind-the-scenes" stories of some of those runners.

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Strike A Chord: Music Education

Do you remember playing your first instrument in school?  Maybe it was a flute, a trumpet, the drums or perhaps the piano.  Today, music education's facing an uncertain future because of budget cuts, but there's a movement underfoot advocating to implement and preserve music education in public schools.  As part of WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign, we're exploring efforts to keep music alive in schools, including the advocacy of Broadway legend Carol Channing and Bon Jovi keyboardist David Byran.

 

 

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Halloween is right around the corner and trick-or-treaters have one big expectation; lots of candy.  The excitement of getting buckets and bags full of candy on Halloween only happens once a year, but some people have candy on their minds year-round.  On this week's Cityscape, we'll visit a Lower Manhattan candy store that has been in business for more than 70 years and explore other sweet stuff in the city. 

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