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WFUV's award-winning, weekly public affairs program. Host George Bodarky covers New York City issues from the humorous to the sobering; whether it's an examination of local hipsters, homelessness or historic architecture. "Cityscape gives me 30 minutes to focus on a particular issue, to really delve into it," says Bodarky. "I love to walk," he says. "I will just walk around Manhattan and discover new neighborhoods, new communities, and to me that's the best thing... Much of what I bring to t ...
 
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Brooklyn is constantly changing. This episode takes a look at the changes on just one street in one neighborhood: Eighth Avenue in Sunset Park, which many call Brooklyn's Chinatown. In the early 1990s, BPL and the Museum of Chinese in America collected oral histories about Sunset Park. We dive back into that archive, with help from Professor Tarry …
 
In the early 1900s, if you walked around Sunset Park, you might have heard Finnish being spoken on the streets. That's because the neighborhood was home to the largest concentration of Finns in New York City, and though most have since gone from Brooklyn, they left behind their co-operative spirit. The Finns built the first non-profit co-operative …
 
WFUV's Cityscape is pleased to bring you Building Brooklyn, a mini-series from Brooklyn Public Library about four neighborhoods that made Brooklyn the vibrant, diverse borough it is today. Episode #2: At the start of World War II, 200 women were employed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. That number ballooned to 7,000 at the height of the war, but afterwa…
 
WFUV'S Cityscape is pleased to bring you Building Brooklyn, a mini-series from Brooklyn Public Library about four neighborhoods that made Brooklyn the vibrant, diverse borough it is today. Episode #1: In the middle of the 20th century, a ten square block area in North Gowanus was home to the largest Mohawk settlement outside of Canada. We hear abou…
 
Chris Hennessy, Nick Fata, and Thomas Aiello link up to break down all the NFL news from this week. They start by discussing Mike White and the Jets' disappointing loss to Indianapolis on Thursday. Then, Joe Judge's headset excuse led into a discussion about who from the Giants will still be around at the end of the season. That New York action, Aa…
 
It’s hard to think of a sector that was not impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. But, thanks to innovative thinking and persistence, the beat went on for many industries and establishments, including Cowboy Technical Services in Brooklyn. Eric Ambel and Tim Hatfield opened their recording studio more than 20 years ago. On this week’s Cityscape, Er…
 
For the past 20 years, photographer Frank Ritter has been documenting the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as well as the rebuilding efforts at the World Trade Center site. His photos capture acts of remembrance, celebrations of heroism, and many other scenes that tell the continuing story of the 9/11 tragedy. Frank's photos are now feature…
 
On this week's episode of Pick and Pod, Thomas Aiello, Mike Calamari, and Kris Pursiainen react to Tuesday Night's opening night of the NBA season and where the Lakers and Nets stand moving forward. They also talk Ben Simmons drama in Philadelphia, Deandre Ayton contract negations, then give their picks for individual season awards.…
 
Curtains are rising again at New York City theaters.Epic Players is among the companies returning to the stage after the COVID-19 pandemic upended live performances. The Brooklyn-based theater company was founded five years ago to provide opportunities for performers with developmental disabilities to represent themselves on stage and screen.Epic P…
 
On this week's installment of NFL Friday Brian Rabacs is joined by Mike Messina and Thomas Aiello for a jammed packed episode! They discuss the Giants' injury woes, conduct a performance review of the Jets game in London, do a deep dive into the AFC, give their fantasy advice all before giving their picks for Week 6!…
 
Hummingbears, a red wish tree, and a gorilla who lives in a shopping mall. You'll find all of these fantastical images and more in the children's books of Katherine Applegate. Applegate is a New York Times best-selling author. Her book "The One and Only Ivan" won a Newbery Medal. Applegate is now out with a new book called Willodeen. It's the story…
 
On this week's episode of Pick & Pod, Jack Roche is joined by Kelly Bright & Thomas Aiello as they discuss the new faces of the Knicks and their expectations for the upcoming season. They also break down the Kyrie Irving vaccine controversy and the effects that it may have on the Nets locker room and much, much more.…
 
Dan and Claudia Zanes are our guests on this week’s Cityscape to talk about their new album, Let Love Be Your Guide from Smithsonian Folkways. The album was conceived during the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 Black Lives Matter uprisings, and includes themes of anti-racism, social justice and the joys of community.*** If the name Dan Zanes is famil…
 
In the last decade, it's become easier than ever to find romance without leaving the comfort of your couch. Online dating sites and apps have become increasingly popular, but there are still New Yorkers keeping it old school in their dating lives. On this week's Cityscape, we're delving into the world of matchmaking, relationship coaching and speed…
 
It's another episode of NFL Friday as Mike Leegan, Kelly Bright and Kris Pursiainen break down the goods and bads of the Giants' dramatic collapse and defeat to the Washington Football Team and what it means for Joe Judge and Big Blue. As always, they also dive into some hot fantasy starters before previewing each of this weekend's matchups, none b…
 
If you’re in Brooklyn this September, don’t be surprised if you pass a few people on the streets in sky-high wigs and even higher heels. Bushwig, an annual festival of drag, music and love takes place September 11th and 12th. The event draws hundreds of drag performers of all styles and sizes. This is the festival’s 10th edition. But if you can’t m…
 
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