Interior Landmarks: Treasures of New York09/30/15
You can see a lot of New York City from the top of a double-decker bus. But, outside views of the Empire State Building and the Metropolitan Museum of Art are limiting. If you never venture inside these kinds of iconic places you'll miss out on some...
New York City will soon be among the places where people can acquire medical marijuana with a prescription. The city's first marijuana dispensary is scheduled to open in January near Manhattan's Union Square. Under a law signed by Governor Cuomo in...
Are Libraries Still Relevant?
In the age of e-books and digital information, are libraries still relevant? The answer is a resounding yes if you ask Michael D.D. White and Carolyn McIntyre. The Brooklyn residents are the founders of the group Citizens Defending Libraries. They're...
As summer comes to a close, it's likely that orders of cold beers will turn into orders of hot toddy's. But regardless of your drink of choice, there are no shortage of places in New York City to throw one back. On this edition of Cityscape, we'll...
Cityscape: Eyes Down
New York City is constantly evolving — both above ground and underground. On this edition of Cityscape, we'll hear about efforts to construct what's billed as the world's first underground park in an abandoned trolley terminal on Manhattan's Lower...
One Righteous Man
Samuel Battle is far from a household name in New York City, yet he holds a very important place in the Big Apple's history. Battle was the first African-American to join the NYPD. But, the road to becoming a police officer was not an easy one for...
A Peek Inside NYC's Social Clubs
New York City is home to a wide variety of clubs where you can mix and mingle with people with similar interests and backgrounds, some more exclusive than others. In fact, the city has a rich history of elite social clubs dating back to the 1830s. On...
Guide to the Bronx
Out of all five boroughs in New York City, the Bronx is often not the first that comes to mind for visitors to the Big Apple. Manhattan is typically the big draw. With places like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty getting a whole lot...
When it comes to Bourbon, Brooklyn resident Reid Mitenbuler is giving it to us straight. Mitenbuler's written a book about Bourbon. Its called Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America's Whiskey. Mitenbuler is our guest on this week's Cityscape.
Brooklyn wasn't always a borough known for art and culture. But, today it's bursting with it. Brooklynites are doing a wide range of interesting things in some pretty interesting places. Just ask Oriana Leckert. She writes about this kind of stuff on...
Jerome Charyn is an award-winning American author who's published nearly 50 books. Throughout his career, he's written novels, memoirs, graphic novels, short stories, plays and non-fiction works. Born and raised in the Bronx, Jerome hasn't forgotten...
A Chat with Sesame Street's "Maria"
For the first time in decades pedestrians and bicyclists can now travel over New York City's oldest standing bridge. The High Bridge, connecting Washington Heights in Manhattan to Highbridge in the Bronx, re-opened to the public last month after being...
Coffee and Tea
New York City is dotted with coffee shops. They're pretty much on every block. Some streets might even have two or three. Each and every morning people line up to get their java fix before heading off to work or school. On this edition of Cityscape...
A lot of us associate Independence with America's independence from British rule, but there are plenty of ways to look at it. On this week's edition of Cityscape, we're looking at independence from various perspectives, including a kid's independence...
Strike a Chord: Kids Making a Difference
WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign is shining a spotlight on kids who care. The campaign highlights kids making a difference in their communities through volunteer efforts. We produced this panel discussion in conjunction with BronxNet Television. Our...
Baseball took his sight, but gave him a life. That's what Ed Lucas says about the sport in a book he penned with his son, Christopher, called Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story — A Blind Broadcaster's Story of Overcoming Life's Greatest Obstacles. Ed...
Exploring Red Hook
Red Hook, Brooklyn is one of those New York City neighborhoods that might fall under the radar. It's a waterfront community that's a more than 20-minute walk from the nearest subway station. Some people might only know it because it's home to an IKEA....
When you think of cats in New York City – what comes to mind? For some people, it might the Broadway show Cats. But, the Big Apple is home to a lot of real-life felines. According the New York City Economic Development Corporation, 500,000 cats live...
50 Years of New York City Landmarks
Imagine a skyscraper in place of Grand Central Terminal, or construction crews gutting the interior of the famed Radio City Music Hall. It's been five decades since New York City Mayor Robert Wagner signed a measure to help preserve the city's...
Wildlife in the Concrete Jungle
A lot of people who visit New York hit up the Bronx or Central Park zoos to get an up-close look at wildlife. After all, the only wild animals the city is most known for are rats and pigeons. But, the fact of the matter is the city is teaming with...
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