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Cityscape

An inside look at the people, places and spirit of New York City and its surroundings, with host George Bodarky, Sundays at 6:30am.
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The Archeology of Home

A Manhattan resident shares her story of uncovering the long history of her Lower East Side row house, after finding out it was in jeopardy of collapse.

If you live in an old house, chances are many, many people walked the same floors and slept in the same rooms over the years. But, have you ever wondered who they were, what their lives were like?

Die Laughing

It's hard to find humor in death, but Vincent Graziano has found a way to do it.

Most of us spend our lives trying to avoid death, but for Vincent Graziano, death is inescapable. Graziano's a third generation funeral director. His grandfather ran a funeral home on Manhattan's Lower East Side, and Graziano has been running one himself in Westchester county for more than thirty years.

SAC Artists

As part of WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign, we're focusing on artists.

In this episode of Cityscape, legendary jazz pianist Billy Taylor,  talks about aging and his music as part of WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign focusing on artists.

Summer in the City

There are plenty of ways to beat the heat in the baking Big Apple, including at one of the city's many outdoor pools.

Summer's officially here. The season arrived exactly at 1:16pm Tuesday.  So you can expect those who complained about the cold and snow-- to start complaining about the heat and humidity.

Remembering Freedomland

A theme park called Freedomland that opened in the Bronx 51 years ago, was known as the "Disneyland of the East."

Here in the Bronx the Bay Plaza Shopping Center just south of Co-op City attracts shoppers to places like Barnes and Noble and JCPenney, but half a century ago the area packed people in for another reason. The site was home to an amusement park even bigger than Disneyland.

Storefront Stories

An exploration of stores that have come and gone and those that have stood the test of time in NYC

In New York, like in many American cities, mom-and-pop shops are slowly disappearing. Owners who can no longer afford their rent abruptly fold, retire with no one in the family interested in taking over the business, or simply decide it's not worth competing against the big box store that opened up down the street.

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