Cycling in NYC

More and more New Yorkers are taking to cycling to get around.  In fact, bicycling is up 28 percent, with about 200,000 New Yorkers riding bikes every day, according to the group Transportation Alternatives.  Take a ride with us on this week's Cityscape as we journey through several aspects of cycling in New York City.

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Obesity in NYC

Research shows the majority of adults in New York City are overweight or obese and the statistics for children aren't much rosier.  Studies show 4 in 10 elementary school children are in the same category.  On this week's Cityscape, we look into why obesity is such a problem and what city officials are doing to address the matter.  Also, one woman shares her very personal battle with weight issues.

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Grandpa Had a Long One

Over the years, Manhattan's Lower East Side has produced a number of famous artists, including Luther Vandross.  But, little is heard about those who made it only to the fringe of success. Benny Bell grew up on the Lower East Side and dreamed of being the next Irving Berlin. He wrote and sung hundreds of songs, many of them double entendre novelty tunes.  But, his music career never fully took off.  On this edition of Cityscape, Bell's grandson, Joel Samberg, shares his granddad's story.

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The Story of 42nd Street

Theater, bright lights and crowds are just some of the things that come to mind at the mention of 42nd Street, but this famous crosstown thoroughfare has humble beginnings.  On this edition of Cityscape, the story of 42nd Street.

 

 

 

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The Shark Show

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This summer marks the 35th anniversary of the now legendary film Jaws, a movie that still counts as one of the top 10 thrillers in history.  This week, we’re celebrating by paying homage to sharks in our waters, in popular culture, and even on the field!

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