Scammers come at us from all angles.  They target us on the street, on the internet, and pretty much everywhere in between.  On this week’s Cityscape, we’re exploring scams in New York City, from a Craigslist rental scam to a psychic reading rip-off.

Direct download: cs140531.mp3
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Some of them are tasked with helping us find our way around.   Others are charged with telling us what to do or not to do to keep us safe.  And some of them are in the business of trying to persuade us to buy something. We're talking about signs. On this week's Cityscape, we’re exploring the history and impact of signage in New York City.

Direct download: cs140524.mp3
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Buskers

If you live or work in New York City, you’ve definitely passed them on the street. Maybe you’ve even hung around to listen to them, or pitched a dollar into one of their instrument cases. Whether underground, in the park, or on the sidewalk, buskers are a way of New York City life.  On this week's Cityscape, we're delving into the world of buskers in New York City, from a 12-year-old cellist to a woman who plays the saw.

Direct download: CS140517.mp3
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Mother's Day

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day -- a time to honor the women in our lives who’ve loved and nurtured us through the years. A lot of us will do that with a greeting card -- perhaps one with a pretty picture of a flower on the cover and a poignant saying inside. But, what if moms had the chance to write their own greetings? In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked some moms to write and share their personal essays about motherhood.

Direct download: cs140510.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

In a big city like New York, it’s easy to fall through the cracks.  On this week's Cityscape we have stories of things lost and found, from lip balm to pets.  We’ll also visit New York City Transit's lost property unit, and a Brooklyn beach that's a treasure trove of interesting items.

Direct download: lostshow.mp3
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