New York City is famous for its skyscrapers like the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and One World Trade Center. But this week, we’re looking at buildings a little shorter than those prominent structures.

Our guest is Adam Friedberg, a New York City-based photographer. His new project is the Single-Story Project, which is currently on display at the Center for Architecture in Manhattan. It highlights single-story buildings in the East Village and Lower East Side.

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New York City is home to famously unique bookstores like the Strand, Argosy Bookstore, and the Drama Book Shop. But it’s no mystery why one specialty bookstore in NYC has been open for forty years. 
The Mysterious Bookshop is one of the oldest and largest mystery fiction specialty bookstores in the United States. It was originally located in midtown when it opened in 1979, but it now calls Tribeca home. We joined Otto Penzler, the owner, at the shop to talk about the store’s collection of whodunits. 
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In a city like New York, it’s hard to imagine anywhere that’s not bustling with people. But, a new book explores sections of the city, Queens in particular, that are much less traveled. 
In his new book Abandoned Queens, Richard Panchyk takes us to places that are a bit off the beaten trail like the old Flushing Airport site and what he calls the lost neighborhood of Edgemere in the Rockaways. He's our guest on this week's Cityscape. 
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In New York State, 400,000 people are living with Alzheimer’s Disease, and an additional one million people are tending to them with unpaid care.

But help is available from organizations like Sunnyside Community Services. The nonprofit runs Care NYC, a services and support program for caregivers available to English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole speakers across New York City.

Our guests this week are Roy Capps, the Caregiver Educator for Care NYC and Carma Augustin, who’s caring for her mom with Alzheimer's.

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Anti-Semitic hate crimes have been on the rise in New York City. In fact, the NYPD reports that they're the most common type of hate crime in the Big Apple. 

On this week's Cityscape, two faith leaders share their thoughts on the rise of anti-Semitism in New York City, as well as the role they think progressive communities of faith should play in combatting hate. 

Our guests are: 

  • Reverend Brett Younger, Senior Minister at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights
  • Serge Lippe, Senior Rabbi at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue
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Many of the neighborhoods in New York City’s five boroughs have a rich and storied history, including Parkchester in the eastern Bronx.

Parkchester was built as a planned community. It opened in 1940 and was celebrated as a “city within a city.” But, the neighborhood’s early history involved the exclusion of African Americans and Latinos. It was a “whites only” development until the late 1960s.

Author Jeffery Gurock takes readers through the history of Parkchester in his new book Parkchester: A Bronx Tale of Race and Ethnicity. Gurock is our guest on this week's Cityscape. 

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Hurricanes and blizzards can sweep in quickly without a lot of time to prepare. But when a crisis hits, there are ways to be ready for it. And thankfully, when we’re caught completely off guard, there are organizations to help us pick up the pieces.
We’re very pleased to be teaming up with Bronxnet for our latest campaign focused on emergency preparedness, response and recovery. Joining us for this 1/2 hour discussion are two people on the front lines of helping people prepare for and recover from disasters: 
  • Allison Pennisi is Director of Communications for NYC Emergency Management.
  • Neil Glassman is a Team Rubicon coordinator. Team Rubicon utilizes the skills and experiences of military veterans to help disaster survivors and their communities.
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Basketball is a staple activity in New York City. From large venues like Madison Square Garden to local neighborhood courts, you’re bound to find a game of hoops going on. This week, we’re stepping off the court and taking a look at it from behind the lens. 
Larry Racioppo is a NYC-based photographer. He’s a regular guest on Cityscape, and this time he’s here to talk about his new book, B-Ball NYC. It features basketball courts in all five boroughs of New York, from traditional hoops to homemade ones, some dating back decades. 
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For generations, Coney Island has been a must-see attraction for native New Yorkers and tourists alike. It’s known for its beach, games of chance, hot dogs and thrill rides, like the Cyclone Roller Coaster. But a new book takes readers on a Coney Island-inspired rollercoaster ride of its own.   
The book is Zayde’s Arcade: Coming of Age in Coney Island. It focuses on Jason, a 16-year-old who spends his summer working at his grandfather’s penny arcade. Zayde’s Arcade is penned by actor and author Andy Smith. We recently talked with him about his book and his own summers spent at the beachfront in southeast Brooklyn.
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The Statue of Liberty is one of the most instantly recognizable symbols of America. 
But, how did Lady Liberty find her home in the waters of New York Bay? 
It’s a story of hopes and dreams and failures and successes, and one that features a number of significant people in history. 
A new book takes a deep dive into the history of the Statue of Liberty. It’s called Lady Liberty: An Illustrated History of America’s Most Storied Woman. The book includes essays by Joan Marans Dim and paintings by Antonio Masi. Joan and Antonio are our guests on this week's Cityscape. 
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You can find a map of almost anything in New York City, from where the best restaurants are to famous movie locations. But, our guest on this week's Cityscape has created a map to showcase an underrpresented aspect of the city's history and culture. 

Gwen Shockey is a New York City-based artist whose latest project is an online map called the Addresses Project. It's designed to show how sacred safe spaces are for lesbian and queer people. 

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With so many options to buy or read books online, brick and mortar bookstores are becoming harder and harder to find. But one bookstore in New York City has been around since 1925 and is known for its extensive collection of rare and used books.  
Argosy Bookstore is the oldest independent bookstore in all of NYC. It is located in a six-story townhouse that is filled with antiquarian and used books, maps, prints and autographs. The main floor and basement alone hold over 60,000 out-of-print books on a range of subjects.    
The bookstore is now in its third generation of family ownership. We recently talked with Naomi Hample, one of the three sisters who owns and runs Argosy.
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Steinways are often referred to as the Rolls Royce of pianos. 
The company has a more than 150 year old history that began on Varrick Street in Manhattan’s West Village. Steinway and Sons was founded by a German immigrant in 1853.
Today, Steinway and Sons has two factories. One is in Hamburg, Germany. The other is in Queens, New York. 
Our guest this week is Anthony Gilroy, Senior Director of Marketing and Communication for Steinway & Sons in the Americas.
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Questions like “how’s your social life?” or “did you spend time with family this weekend?” aren’t typically asked during an annual check up at the doctor’s office. Most physicians tailor their questions to how a patient is physically feeling, not the status of their social calendar. But, our guest on this week's Cityscape focuses on how factors like friendship and compassion can lead to a healthier life.

Dr.  Kelli Harding is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Her new book is The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness. It focuses on the science of human connection rather than traditional biological health.


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Frank Romeo is an artist, an educator, and a Vietnam veteran who was diagnosed with 100 percent post-traumatic stress disorder. In March of this year, Frank walked over 750 miles across New York State to raise awareness about PTSD. 

During the walk, which was completed in June, Frank stayed in homeless shelters and visited veterans facilities. He documented his encounters and is hoping to turn the footage into a documentary. Frank is our guest on this week’s Cityscape.

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New York City is home to a variety of alternative art spaces, but perhaps none have a story like this.

In the mid-1980’s a group of squatters took over an abandoned building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. They broke in using a sledgehammer and made the place their own, even putting on art shows and plays in the space. They called the location Bullet Space (find out why in this episode of Cityscape).

Andrew Castrucci and Alexandra Rojas are artists and residents of Bullet Space. Andrew’s been living there for over thirty years and was one of the original squatters. They recently took Cityscape on a tour of the building, and explained why Bullet Space is far from just another transformed tenement in the concrete jungle.

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A lot of people's fondest memories revolve around food, whether it be a birthday dinner with friends or cooking in the kitchen with grandma. Our guests on this week's Cityscape relate to that:

  • Rozanne Gold is a chef, author, journalist, philanthropist, and now a podcast host. Her podcast is called One Woman Kitchen. Each episode features a woman making a unique impact in the culinary world.
  • Priya Krishna is a regular contributor forThe New York Times, Bon Appétit, The New Yorker and others. She’s also the author of a new cookbook called Indianish: Recipes and Antics From a Modern American Family. It’s filled with Indian-American hybrid dishes inspired by her own mother’s cooking.
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One could argue that nothing comes close to the quality of grandma’s home cooking. So when you go out to eat, you might miss that authenticity. But, a restaurant on Staten Island says you shouldn’t have to.

This week we’re heading to Enoteca Maria, where the chefs are a rotating cast of nonnas.

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For generations, the American Museum of Natural History has been wowing visitors with its diverse exhibits, from its vast collection of dinosaur fossils to its Hall of Ocean Life, complete with a blue whale model that hangs from the ceiling.

But, how did the museum become the major hub of education, research and innovation we know and love today?

Our guest this week is Colin Davey. He’s the author of a new book titled The American Museum of Natural History and How It Got That Way.

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50 years ago, throngs of music lovers descended upon the small town of Bethel in New York’s Catskill Mountains. An estimated 500,000 people drove, hitchhiked and walked to get to the Woodstock Music Festival. It was billed as a three-day festival, but spilled into a fourth day -- from August 15th to the 18th. Dairy Farmer Max Yasgur agreed to host the event on his land after the town of Wallkill, New York backed out of holding the festival. But, unlike most music festivals today, with tight security and ticket scanners, the idea of accepting tickets was abandoned as the crowd grew ever larger. So the festival was essentially free for anyone who just showed up.

By 1969, the country was well into the Vietnam War. With a lot of young people fed up with the political climate, Woodstock served as a respite -- a weekend of “Peace and Music,” which was the slogan used to promote the festival.

And music was a central part of Woodstock. The lineup featured top artists of the day -- Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Jefferson Airplane to name a few.

But, rain, mud and a lack of food plagued the festival. Still that didn’t discourage concertgoers. What it did was create a lifetime of memories.

The legacy of Woodstock means something different to everyone. In Back to the Garden: Remembering Woodstock, people who were there 50 years ago reflect on some of the most iconic performances in music history, and share some of the most memorable experiences of their lives.

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Tony Cruz is an award-winning graffiti artist from the Bronx who's working to spread the word about protecting your eyesight. That's because he himself is losing his eyesight everyday from type two macular telangiectasia. Cruz joins us this week to talk about his vision protection awareness campaign.

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Thousands of people flock to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx every baseball season to take in a game. Many, of course, will purchase something while there -- a hot dog, a beer, a hat perhaps.

On this week's show we’re looking at Yankee Stadium, not from the fan perspective, but from the view of a vendor, and a long-time one at that.

Stewart J. Zully began vending at Yankee Stadium when he was just 15 years old, and he continued working there into his 50s. Zully describes his experiences as a vendor in his new book My Life in Yankee Stadium: 40 Years As a Vendor and Other Tales of Growing Up Somewhat Sane in The Bronx.

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On this week’s show, we’re stepping out of the comfort of the WFUV studios and into the heart of nature.

Yes, even in the concrete jungle, nature is far from elusive.

The New York City Parks Department oversees more than 30,000 acres of land in all 5 boroughs, including Central Park.

The Urban Park Rangers are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. They came on the scene during a very different time in New York City. They’re mission has evolved, but they still play a critical role in the Big Apple.

We're talking with Marc Sanchez, Deputy Director of the Urban Park Rangers, and Rob Mastrianni, an Urban Park Ranger Supervisor Sergeant.

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From outdoor movies to outdoor concerts, New York City has a lot to offer in the summertime.

Among the ways to experience live performance in the open air is through the City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage Festival. Several parks throughout the five boroughs host concerts (most of them for free) as part of SummerStage, but the series traces its roots to Central Park, where concert goers this summer are in for a whole new experience. That’s because Central Park’s SummerStage concert venue has undergone a five-and-a-half million dollar renovation.

We'll check out the revamped SummerStage digs on this week's show. We'll also explore the many statues in Central Park with photographer Catarina Astrom. She’s behind the photos in a new book called The Statues of Central Park.

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New York City is taking several steps to reduce its carbon footprint, including proposals to retrofit buildings and make more use of renewable energy. As part of WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign, WFUV News Director George Bodarky sits down for a conversation with Mark Chambers, Director of the Mayor's Office of Sustainability.

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New York City is rich with history -- a lot of which is well-documented in books and museums. But, when Hugh Ryan went on the hunt to find out about Brooklyn’s queer history, he struggled. So he took it upon himself to uncover that past. The result is his book When Brooklyn Was Queer. Hugh joins us on this week's Cityscape to talk about it.

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In New York City, one out of three children under the age of 18 is growing up without a father. That’s according to the New York City Young Men’s Initiative. And that number climbs to 51 percent for black children and 46 percent for Latino children.

The Fatherhood Initiative at Rising Ground in the Bronx is working to turn things around. Nearly 300 fathers have successfully completed the program, which encourages struggling fathers to be more involved with their kids.

On this week's Cityscape, we're talking with Reginald Mitchell, head of the Fatherhood Initiative at Rising Ground, and D'ron Waldron, a father of four and a graduate of the program.

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There’s much more to New York City than meets the eye. But, a lot of us are too consumed looking at our smartphones to take notice of it.

Not Stanley Greenberg, however. He’s a Brooklyn-based photographer with a lifelong curiosity about urban infrastructure.

Stanley’s published four books, including Invisible New York: The Hidden Infrastructure of the City and Waterworks: A Photographic Journey through New York’s Hidden Water System.

His latest project is called Codex New York: Typologies of the City.

Stanley Greenberg is our guest on this week's Cityscape.

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Can changing your wardrobe change your life? Dawnn Karen thinks so. The New York City-based fashion psychologist is our guest on this week's Cityscape.

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If you’ve been to a SoulCycle recently, chances are you’re familiar with this week’s guest on Cityscape. Maybe not by name, but by his lockers.

Travis Hollman is the CEO of Dallas-based Hollman Inc, which has designed lockers for SoulCycle and many other clients, from major sports teams to the New York Times. Travis joins us on this week's Cityscape to talk about his company’s history and some of its many projects in New York City.

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When it comes to transportation in New York City, there are plenty of options. You can drive (if you own a car), hop in a cab, or take the bus or subway. And then if you want to be environmentally friendly, you can bike.

Bicycling in New York City has a long, bumpy history. In his book On Bicycles, author Evan Friss takes readers through over 200 years of bicycle history in the Big Apple. Friss is our guest on this week's Cityscape.
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A lot of people play the “what will I be game” while growing up. But, things don’t always turn out the way we envision. Just ask celebrity caterer Mary Giuliani. She never set out to be a caterer to the stars, but that’s exactly what happened.

Mary Giuliani is an author, party and lifestyle expert, and founder and CEO of Mary Giuliani Catering and Events.  Mary regularly works with A-list clients in the worlds of art, fashion and film. Her latest book is called Tiny Hot Dogs: A Memoir in Small Bites. Mary's our guest on this week's Cityscape.

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When it comes to illnesses, outbreaks like Ebola, Zika and now the measles are quick to make headlines. But despite killing tens of thousands of Americans every year, C. diff often fails to gain widespread attention. Brooklyn resident Christian Lillis is working to change that.

After his mother died from complications from a C. diff bug, Lillis founded an organization to educate the public and shape policy surrounding health care-associated infections. It’s called the Peggy Lillis Foundation. Christian is our guest on this week’s Cityscape.

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Before the Manhattan Bridge or the Chrysler or Empire State buildings were built, there was Garber Hardware. The business has been in the same family for five generations.

The first store was located at the corner of Horatio Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan’s West Village. In 2003, Garber Hardware moved to Greenwich Street, and has since expanded to a second location in the Chelsea neighborhood.

On this week’s Cityscape, we're going inside one of New York City’s longest-running mom and pop businesses.

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C.O. Bigelow Apothecary is the oldest apothecary in America. The Greenwich Village pharmacy and shop is run by 3rd generation pharmacist, Ian Ginsberg. Ian works alongside his son Alec who is the 4th generation pharmacist at the New York City locale.

C.O. Bigelow’s is a staple of the village, serving many prominent personalities since it was established in 1838. Mark Twain, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Thomas Edison are among some of the original customers. Legend has it Edison burned his fingers while making an early prototype of light bulb and soothed them with balm from Bigelow’s.

Cityscape producer Fiona Shea caught up with Ian and Alec Ginsberg, the father-son duo, and talked about what it’s like to run this well-known apothecary today.

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Our lives can sometimes feel full of routine -- get up, go to work, go to the gym -- repeat. But what if you hit pause for an entire year to go on a sailing adventure? That’s what one New York City family did.

Erik and Emily Orton and their five children set sail in 2014 on a 5,000 mile journey that would take them from the Caribbean back home to Manhattan. They detail their adventure in a new book, Seven At Sea: Why a New York City Family Cast Off Convention for a Life-Changing Year on a Sailboat. Erik and Emily are our guests on this edition of Cityscape.

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Lucy Kalantari is a Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, composer, and producer based in Brooklyn, New York. Kalantari is the bandleader of Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats. The group received a Grammy this year for best children’s album. All of the Sounds is a collection of jazz-infused songs for kids and families.

Being a mother herself, Kalantari is very in touch with how kids interact with music today. We invited her to our studios to to discuss her Grammy, her professional journey, and her life as a New York City mom and musician.

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From Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge to the New York Botanical Garden, New York City is home to many places that provide the perfect backdrop for a wedding.

On this week's Cityscape, we're talking with a wedding officiant and a wedding musician about their roles in helping to create the perfect day for happy couples.

We'll also talk with writer John Kenney about life after the "I Do's." Kenney has penned a collection of poems for, well, married people, called Love Poems for Married People.

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New York City's identity as a cultural center is drastically changing, that's according to the founder and executive artistic director of 3-Legged Dog Media and Theater Group, Kevin Cunningham.

Cunningham has served as a linchpin of Lower Manhattan's art scene for more than 20 years. But, his group is on the move to Brooklyn and to developing a new virtual studio model.

Cunningham talks about his group's past and plans for the future on this week's Cityscape.

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In a city like New York, pharmacies are a dime a dozen. Duane Reade, Walgreens, and CVS pharmacies dot the blocks of the five boroughs. But if you look a little closer, there are some pharmacies that stand out among the rest.

On this week’s Cityscape we step inside Stanley’s Pharmacy, a place that’s very different from your typical medicine shop.

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Retired conductor David Dworkin is nearing 85 years old. But, he’s as active as ever, and doing his part to help other older adults remain active as well. Dworkin is the founder of an exercise program called Conductorcise. It’s an aerobic workout, symphonic experience and music history lesson all rolled into one. We recently caught up with Dworkin at a senior living facility in Manhattan to talk with him about his program. Our chat is part of WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign on healthy aging.

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Our homes provide us with comfort unlike anything else. They welcome us after a long day of work. They are where we yearn to be by the end of a vacation or business trip. We personalize them in ways big and small; we make them our own. Home is a familiar space where we find privacy from the outside world. But have you ever considered what it might be like never leave your home? To be unable or unwilling to walk out your front door?

In Within These Walls, we'll hear from several individuals who can’t or don’t leave their homes for a variety of reasons. Some have been bound by age or illness, and others by their thoughts. We'll also hear from the people and organizations who pay special attention to homebound populations. Along the way, we’ll explore the relationship between ourselves and our homes, and how it may change when leaving just isn’t an option.

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On any given day Central Park is packed with tourists, runners or people simply out for a walk with their dog. Most people aren’t there to take in fine art. For that, they’re more likely to visit the nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art or one of the other great cultural institutions in Manhattan.

But, in many ways, Central Park is in itself an outdoor museum.

On this week's Cityscape, we're talking with photographer Catarina Astrom. She’s behind the photos in a new book called The Statues of Central Park.

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When it comes to snowmen, most of us are familiar with the likes of Frosty and Olaf from the Disney film Frozen, but snowmen have a history that extends well beyond the creation of these animated figures.

Bob Eckstein is an award winning illustrator, writer, New Yorker cartoonist, the author of the New York Times best-selling Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores, and snowman expert. In his book, The Illustrated History of the Snowman, Eckstein reveals the ancient origins of the snowman and its contemporary evolution.

Bob Eckstein is our guest on this week's Cityscape.

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In her novel Flying Jenny, Author Theasa Tuohy tells the story of barnstorming pilots who thrilled the public with their daring feats in cities large and small in the 1920s.

Flying Jenny follows fictional character Jenny Flynn. She’s a 17-year-old pilot who’s based on real-life pilot Elinor Smith. While not as well known as Amelia Earhart is today, Smith did an amazing thing in October of 1928. She flew her plane under New York City’s four East River bridges.

Theasa Tuohy joins us on this week's Cityscape to talk more about that story and her novel Flying Jenny.


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Betram L. Baker was the first black person elected to public office in Brooklyn. In 1948, Baker was tapped to represent Bedford Stuyvesant in the New York State Legislature. Baker broke racial stereotypes surrounding the Democratic Party at the time, pushed for equality in housing, and even widened opportunities for black athletes to play professional tennis.

His grandson Ron Howell tells Baker's story in the biography Boss of Black Brooklyn, The Life and Times of Betram L. Baker. Cityscape producer Caroline Rotante talks with Howell on this week's Cityscape.

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Every day thousands of vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists cross the Brooklyn Bridge. But, how much does anyone traversing the span know about its history?

Photographer and author Barbara Mensch has lived alongside the Brooklyn Bridge for more than three decades. But, over time, she wanted to do more than simply take photos of the legendary structure. She wanted to dig into the minds and lives of those who built it. The result is her new book In The Shadow of Genius: The Brooklyn Bridge and its Creators. Barbara is our guest on this week's Cityscape.

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From Sex and the City to Friends to When Harry Met Sally, New York City has been the backdrop for some of the most memorable and influential television shows and movies in history.

Our guest on this week's Cityscape is Georgette Blau, the founder of On Location Tours. It's one of the world's largest TV and movie tour companies.

Blau hatched the idea for her company after realizing she lived near the "deluxe" high rise apartment building of one of television's class couples, George and Louise Jefferson.

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New York City is layered in history. It’s a history that fascinated the patriarch of one of New York City’s most prominent real estate families.

Seymour B. Durst amassed a huge collection of New York memorabilia that was used to create a new book called New York Rising. It explores the development of the city from the 17th century to the skyscraper age.

The editors of New York Rising, Kate Ascher and Thomas Mellins, are our guests on this week's Cityscape.

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Battling violence in our communities might not be so different than combating an infectious disease.

On this week's Cityscape, we're talking with two Bronx doctors who are involved with efforts to reduce gun-related injuries.

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