If you think you have to go outside New York City’s “walls” to go rock climbing, think again. There are plenty of climbable boulders scattered across the concrete jungle. A new guidebook details some of New York’s best climbing spots. On this week’s Cityscape we talk with the author of NYC Bouldering, Garreth Leah, as well as learn all about the geology of New York City. And as long as we’re talking about "rock," we’ll pay a visit to The School of Rock on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Direct download: cs130928.mp3
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The "moving to New York City" story has become a cliche. We often hear about people who move to the city from other parts of the country. But, let's not forget about those who come here from overseas. On this week's Cityscape, we'll hear about the unique experiences of two people who moved to the city during very different time periods, including the love story of an immigrant from Jamaica in the early 1900s.

Direct download: cs130921.mp3
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If you ever wondered what it would be like to work under the Big Top -- wonder no more. On this week’s Cityscape we’re talking with the founder of the Big Apple Circus, Paul Binder, about his new book Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion. It includes a whole bunch of uncommon tales from life in the circus.

Direct download: cs130914.mp3
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When you’re looking for greenery and open spaces, the concrete jungle may not strike you as the place to go. But there are dozens of urban landscapes dotting all corners of the five boroughs that you can visit and explore yourself. Take the High Line. It was once an elevated railroad track for freight trains and now it’s a lush aerial greenway. A new book tours thirty-eight “urban gems” throughout New York City. Our guests this week are Robin Lynn and Francis Morrone, authors of Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes.

Direct download: cs130907.mp3
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