Cityscape

Cityscape: Handmade

by George Bodarky, Veronica Volk
cheesemaking

Sylvia Currie, Flickr

Handmade products are held in high esteem New York City, even in the midst of a society obsessed with efficiency and technology.  An object made by hand is the result of countless hours of practice and experimentation, it is the fruit of someone’s labor and it comes from the heart of its creator.

Cityscape: Shhh!

by George Bodarky, Veronica Volk, Alana Holbrook

val.pearl, Flickr

New York City is known for being a loud, bustling city.  You can walk down any street and hear sirens, car horns, music and people talking about pretty much anything.  But, coming up on this edition of Cityscape, we’re turning down the volume, by focusing on events in New York City where silence is key, including a silent dining experience in Brooklyn.

Cityscape: Indoors

by George Bodarky, Veronica Volk, Alana Holbrook

Lorianne DiSabato, Flickr

Winter arrives at 12:11 PM Eastern Time this Saturday, and it will last for three long months. Spring doesn’t arrive until March 20th at 12:57 PM Eastern Time. We’re all familiar with the phrase the winter blues, but how do you get through the dark, cold months without getting the doldrums? On this week’s Cityscape, we’re looking at ways to avoid letting the winter get the best of you. We’ll be talking with a clinical psychiatrist about ways to beat “cabin fever,” as well as simply searching out fun things to do to get your mind off the cold.

Cityscape: Cookies

by George Bodarky, Morlene Chin, Veronica Volk, Alana Holbrook

Travis Estell, Flickr

According to culinary historians, the first cookies were made by accident. Cooks used a small amount of cake batter to test oven temperatures before baking a large cake. And so, the decadent dessert was born. During the holidays, the smell of fresh baked cookies is ubiquitous. What’s your favorite type of cookie? Chocolate chip, oatmeal, maybe snickerdoodle? On this week’s Cityscape, we talk cookie legacies, creative recipes, and “Baking it Forward.”

Cityscape: Taxi!

by George Bodarky, Morlene Chin, Veronica Volk, Alana Holbrook
Loïc Lagarde, Flickr

The New York City taxi is an iconic automobile with a rich social history, and some of the men – and women – that get us from point A to point B have seen a lot along the way. This week's Cityscape is all about the taxi -- from personal stories of cab drivers, to high tech cabs, to taxis doubling as photography studios.

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