A lot of research has been conducted over the years on the risks and benefits of being on either side of the height spectrum.  For example, studies have shown that taller people score slightly higher on IQ tests than shorter people, and are more likely to be bitten by bugs than their vertically-challenged counterparts.  On the other hand, research shows short people are more likely to outlive their taller peers, but are still at a greater risk of developing heart disease.  On this week's Cityscape, we’re exploring what it’s like to be tall and short in New York City.  Our guests include the president of the Tall Club of New York City and Peter Manning, the founder of a Brooklyn-based clothing line for men 5'8" and under.  We'll also talk with Joshua Fischer with Snap Interactive, maker of the on-line dating site AYI.com about a survey that shows short men in New York City have trouble finding dates. And we'll hear from Olivier Rabbath, an artist and shoemaker from Brooklyn, who makes shoes for super large feet.

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Finding Wall Street on a map wouldn’t be too hard for most New Yorkers, but pinpointing Humphrey Bogart Place might prove to be a challenge. The city is filled with honorofic street names.  On this week’s Cityscape we’ll talk with a guy who took it upon himself to catalog the more than 1500 honorofic street names in the city, as well as explore what it takes to get a street co-named in the Big Apple.  We'll also delve into the meaning behind some of the city's oldest street names and hear about some street names that are now extinct. 

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We've all heard the phrase "time heals all wounds," but sometimes it's better to take responsibility and just say "I'm sorry."  On this week's Cityscape, we're looking at apologies and their restorative powers.  How and when should we apologize?  And is it ever too late?

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What do the Bee Gees, waterbeds, and pet rocks all have in common?  How about platform shoes, The Hustle, and Rocky Horror Picture Show?  They were all popular in the 1970s.  On this week's Cityscape, we’re exploring New York City in the 70s -- the photography, the music, and the fashion.  But it wasn’t all disco and bell bottoms –  the city experienced rampant crime and was on the brink of financial disaster too.  We'll explore that side of 1970s NYC as well. 

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Catherine “Kitty” Genovese is known most commonly for the circumstances surrounding her death. She was brutally attacked and killed in the courtyard of her building in Kew Gardens, Queens one March night 50 years ago.  Her murder crystallized a new psychological concept known as the bystander effect.  Thirty-eight people reportedly witnessed the attack and did nothing to help. But is that really how things played out on March 13th, 1964?  Kevin Cook says not exactly.  He's the author of a new book called Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime that Changed America.  Cook is our guest on this week's Cityscape.

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