Cityscape: NYC in Film

Summertime is synonymous with many things, the beach, barbeques, baseball, and something that doesn’t start with a B – movies.  Hollywood is known for releasing some of its biggest and most expensive films of the year during the summer.  On this episode of Cityscape, we’re rollingwith a movies theme, including a look at a top 20 list of the best New York City films of all time.

On this episode, Professor Jeffrey Wisotsky gives a list of the "Greatest films that feature New York City":
  1. The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola
  2. The French Connection, directed by William Friedkin
  3. Midnight Cowboy, directed by John Schlesinger
  4. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, directed by Joseph Sargent
  5. Serpico, directed by Sidney Lumet
  6. Marty, directed by Delbert Mann
  7. The Wanderers, directed by Philip Kaufman
  8. A Bronx Tale, directed by Robert De Niro
  9. Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese 
  10. Mean Streets, directed by Martin Scorsese
  11. Goodfellas, directed by Martin Scorsese
  12. Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen
  13. Annie Hall, directed by Woody Allen
  14. The Naked City, directed by Jules Dassin
  15. Do The Right Thing, directed by Spike Lee
  16. Wild Style, directed by Charlie Ahern
  17. The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill
  18. After Hours, directed by Martin Scorsese
  19. Saturday Night Fever, directed by John Badham
  20. West Side Story, directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise

 

 

Direct download: CS140726.mp3
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Cityscape: The World of Beekeeping in NYC

When you think of wildlife in New York City, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?  A lot of you might be thinking pigeons, or rats or perhaps squirrels.  But, what about bees? 

 The buzzing insects typically aren’t the creatures associated most with the Big Apple, but they still have quite the presence here.  Beekeeping has seen a rise in popularity in New York City in recent years, especially since the board of health legalized the practice in 2010.  On this week’s show, we’re exploring the wonderful world of bees in New York City. 

Direct download: cs140719.mp3
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Cityscape: Footprints in New York

If New York City streets could talk they probably would never shut up.  They would go on and on about tales of the people who came before us.  A new book explores the stories of many iconic New Yorkers dating back hundreds of years.  It’s calledFootprints in New York: Tracing the Lives of Four Centuries of New Yorkers.  The authors, James and Michelle Nevius, a husband and wife tour guide team, are our guests on this week's Cityscape.   

Direct download: cs140712.mp3
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New York is a city obsessed with real estate.  When it comes to celebrities, we’re intrigued to find out who lives where, and marvel at the high prices they paid for their apartments.  We love to catch a glimpse inside the windows of historic townhouses or high priced co-ops on 5th Avenue.  We want to know how much rent our friends or colleagues are shelling out for that one bedroom in Willamsburg, and perhaps more importantly how’d they manage to snag such a sweet apartment.

Direct download: cs140705.mp3
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