Autumn officially arrives this week, and that means the days will grow shorter and shorter until the winter solstice on December 22nd. But, an early nightfall has its bright sides, including more time to spot owls in the city. On this week's Cityscape, we'll go owl watching in Central Park, as well as get some tips on taking nighttime photos.

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When it comes to murky waters, it doesn’t get much murkier than Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal. In fact, the waterway was once dubbed “Lavender Lake” for its purplish chemical hue. The Environmental Protection Agency designated the 1-point-8 mile canal a Superfund site in March 2010. On this week's Cityscape, we're learning all about the Gowanus.

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September 11th, 2001 is a date that will forever weigh heavily on the minds of Americans. On this week's Cityscape, we're reflecting on the events of ten years ago with a museum curator, a journalist and artists, including singer-songwriter Juliana Hatfield, who penned a song about the forever changed Manhattan skyline.

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The term “hero” connotes great feats of courage akin to rescuing someone from a burning building, but there are other, smaller acts of kindness that we might consider heroic. On this week's Cityscape, we're talking with "everyday heroes" in New York City, including a taxi driver who helped to nab a violent offender.

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