New York City is known for a lot of things – its skyscrapers, its frenetic energy, and let’s not forget -- its accent. It’s not New York…it’s New Yawk. It’s not coffee…it’s cawfee. And for some people… it’s not 33rd and 3rd...it's Toidy Toid and Toid. That’s a more classic pronunciation that you’re probably less likely to hear on the streets today. In fact, some say New York’s accent is disappearing as the city becomes more gentrified. On this week's Cityscape, we're exploring the NYC accent.

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Great inventors of the past have influenced the world we live in today. Thomas Edison gave us the light bulb, phonograph, and motion picture camera. Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Guglielmo Marconi invented the radio – we’re especially thankful for that one. And let’s not forget Brooklyn born inventor George Lerner for his famous American Toy, Mr. Potatohead. Today, the Big Apple is home to the creators of many interesting inventions, from a solar powered, MP3 charging bikini to a hoodie that takes photos when your heart rate increases. This week, we’re talking with modern day inventors based in New York City.

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When you think of New York City’s food vendors, the hot dog carts or ice cream trucks scattered about probably come to mind, but there’s quite a variety of food you can buy on the street including cupcakes, schnitzels, dumplings, and even lobster. Coming up on this week's Cityscape, we'll explore the history of the city's mobile food vendors and take a look at the issues and challenges they face today.

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Greenwich Village, also referred to as just “The Village,” is a largely residential part of Manhattan, and was once known as a Mecca for artists and writers like Bob Dylan and Jack Kerouac. Though surges in rent have sent many starving artists to other neighborhoods, bohemian culture continues to pervade the coffee shops, bars and bookstores of this historic district. On this week's Citsycape, we're immersing ourselves in the "culture" of Greenwich Village.

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