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.
New York is a city of high-rises – and the buildings here keep getting taller and taller as the years go by. Have you seen the 90-story condo and hotel tower that went up on West 57th Street in Manhattan? That and every other skyscraper in the city would never have gotten off the ground if it weren’t for one invention – the elevator.
Each week, WFUV's Cityscape explores the people, places, and spirit of New York City in new and unique ways. We journey to fascinating places and meet interesting people. But, we wouldn't be able to do any of it without support from listeners who appreciate this program. This week we'll do what we always do, and that's provide great stories and discoveries. But we need you to do your part during WFUV's Fall membership drive, and that's make a financial pledge of support at 877-938-8907 or online at WFUV.org.
Attitudes toward sex have no doubt changed over the years, and they continue to evolve. Perhaps no-one knows that better Shirley Zussman. She’s a sex therapist on Manhattan’s Upper East Side who’s been practicing for a long, long time. More than 50 years in fact.