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.
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?
The Bronx has been experiencing a development boom in recent years with a number of projects sprouting up across the borough, from new hotels to shopping malls. But, it was only a few decades ago when arson fires, rampant crime and poverty made the borough a national symbol of urban decay.
New York City is home to famous art collections like the ones at the MET and MoMA. But there’s something to be said about art that blends into the world around us. Here in New York City, art can be found pretty much around every corner, and even down the steepest set of stairs.
When it comes to toys a lot of focus at this time of year is placed on the North Pole, where Santa and his army of elves are busily preparing to deliver gifts to kids around the world. But, a lot of people much closer to home are equally committed to brightening the lives of children and adults with toys and games.
If you want a good laugh there are plenty of places in New York City to get one. On this episode of Cityscape we're looking at the origins of comedy in New York City, and just where to get a laugh in the Big Apple.