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Cityscape: Crazes

From the cronut to the Harlem Shake, we're looking at crazes.

If you were around during the disco era, you’re more than likely familiar with the dance craze the Hustle. Like most dance crazes, the simple moves and catchy tune helped it -- to use a modern phrase -- go viral.

Cityscape: Waxing Poetic

NYC has provided inspiration to countless poets through the years.

During the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, poet Walt Whitman declared it “the grandest physical habitat and surroundings of land and water the globe affords." His poem “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” is celebrated by poetry lovers every year in an event in which they cross the Brooklyn Bridge reading poems about the bridge and city. 

Cityscape: Typewriters, Atari, and 1800s X-rays

Older devices still being used in today's digital age.

Does the clack clack sound of typewriter keys make you nostalgic? How about the crackle of vinyl spinning on a record player? You may consider typewriters and record players relics of the past but there are plenty of people keeping them alive and well. In this episode of Cityscape we talk with people still using machines from decades past.

Cityscape: On the Run

We're running with a running theme on this week's Cityscape.

You see them along the East and Hudson Rivers, and snaking through Central Park.  Arms pumping with a determined look on their faces.   We’re talking about runners.  They’re pretty much everywhere in New York City.  

Strike a Chord: Combating Mental Illness Stereotypes

WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign is focusing on mental health stereotypes.

A mental illness is a medical condition that causes mild to severe disturbances in thinking, perception and behavior. Recovery is possible. But there are many misconceptions about mental illness that can lead to a variety of problems, like trouble finding work or housing.

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