Skip to main content


An inside look at the people, places and spirit of New York City and its surroundings, with host George Bodarky, Sundays at 6:30am.
Miss one? Late riser? Subscribe to the Cityscape Podcast through NPR.

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.

An Alien Invasion

We're exploring the idea of aliens in NYC.

The Hollywood blockbuster, Men In Black, tells the story of two men who keep an eye on aliens in New York City.  But, how much of a stretch is that movie?  On this week's Cityscape, we’re exploring the concept of aliens in New York City. 

The Hobby Shop

An exploration of different hobbies in New York City

Between work, chores and everything in between, it can be hard to find time to relax. But, experts say it’s vital to balance work and play, and some say there’s no better way to decompress than to engage in a hobby.