In New York City everything is at your finger tips. With so many options for food, music, and culture, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. But instead of taking the classic New Yorker approach by kvetching, this week, we’re settling down to dig into a classic Yiddish tradition: the knish.  Our guest is Laura Silver, author of Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food. We'll also pay a visit to the famed Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

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On this week's Cityscape, we're revisiting some of our favorite segments related to cooking and baking as part of WFUV's winter membership drive.  We'll revisit our interview with the makers of the legendary baked goods at Levain Bakery in Manhattan, as well as head back to the iconic Peter Pan Donut and Pastry Shop in Brooklyn.  We'll also make other stops as we ask you to do your part for member-supported, commercial-free WFUV.

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New York City is often considered a cultural hub. It’s known for its music, fashion, and food.  The city and its five boroughs are a blend of international flavors.  This week we’re travelling to Queens -- a borough that’s been heralded as the most multicultural place on Earth.  Our guest is Adrienne Onofri.  She’s a tour guide and the author of a new book that features 30 walking tours. It’s called Walking Queens.

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Once upon a time New York’s garment district employed hundreds of thousands of workers, and produced most of the clothing made in the United States.  But, thanks to outsourcing and technological advances, the district is now just a shadow of what it once was.  Our guest on this edition of Cityscape has fond memories of the garment district’s heyday.  Leonard Bernstein’s family founded a children’s wear business in 1928.  He took over the company in 1953.  Bernstein’s children now run the business, but the Brooklyn native says he can still hear the hum of sewing machines in his head.  Bernstein is now a published author.  He’s written six books, including a collection of short stories in which he draws a lot from his experiences in the garment district.  The collection is called Death By Pastrami.

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Cityscape: A New York City Bucket List for the New Year

The ball just dropped in Times Square, and you know what that means.  It’s time to make and stick to a new round of New Year’s resolutions. A lot of people promise themselves that they’ll kick bad habits, like smoking, or perhaps spend more time at the gym.  But, what about resolving to explore places you haven’t been before?

To kick off 2015, this week we’re bringing you a New York City bucket list. Our guest is James Heidenry, author of 100 Things to Do in New York City Before You Die.

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