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WFUV's award-winning, weekly public affairs program. Host George Bodarky covers New York City issues from the humorous to the sobering; whether it's an examination of local hipsters, homelessness or historic architecture. "Cityscape gives me 30 minutes to focus on a particular issue, to really delve into it," says Bodarky. "I love to walk," he says. "I will just walk around Manhattan and discover new neighborhoods, new communities, and to me that's the best thing... Much of what I bring to t ...
 
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Mike Leegan, Colin Loughran and Tyler Hu discuss the state of the Giants after hiring their new general manager, Joe Schoen. The guys also recap Super Wild Card Weekend and assess the expanded playoff format. They then give their picks for this weekend's Divisional Playoff games and debate key players and matchups to watch. All that and more in a n…
 
Our guest this week is author and New Yorker cartoonist Ken Krimstein. He joins us to talk about his new graphic narrative called “When I Grow Up.” It brings to life the accounts of six Eastern European Jewish youths right before the start of World War II. It was long thought the Nazis destroyed the autobiographies, but they were discovered in 2017…
 
Andrew Gullota, Mike Messina, and Sebastian Seebach discuss Joe Judge's firing and the "retirement" of Dave Gettleman, along with a wrap up of the Jets disappointing season. Later, the crew gives their picks for Super Wild Card Weekend as the NFL Playoffs officially get underway. All that and more in a new NFL Friday!…
 
Week 18 of the NFL season is here, with a tight playoff race in both the AFC and NFC coming down to the final day. Mike Leegan, Michael Calamari and Colin Loughran preview the packed slate of games and give their picks for who will make it to the postseason in the weekly pick' em segment. And, as always, there's the usual New York football talk to …
 
She toured with Beyoncé and Victor Wooten, but now bassist Divinity Roxx is stepping into the spotlight with her first family music album. It’s called Ready, Set Go!Divinity is our guest on this week’s show to talk about her new album, as well as her two new picture books, life on the road with Beyoncé and more.…
 
We all have stories from the pandemic. What was the last fun event you attended before going into quarantine? Did you reconnect with an old friend on Zoom to pass the time? What went through your mind when you got your first vaccination? Our guest this week has penned a book reflecting on her experiences during the pandemic, and she’s encouraging o…
 
On this week's edition of NFL Friday, Mike Leegan, Mike Messina, and Matt Bueznow discuss the different potential changes that may come for both the Jets and Giants after their most recent performances. Then, Matt breaks down his fantasy picks for the week and the guys wrap up the show with their predictions for each of this week's games.…
 
On this week's episode of Pick and Pod, Jack Roche, Kelly Bright and Kris Pursiainen discuss the league-wide impact the newest Covid surge has had on the NBA. Specifically, they look at how the Nets and Knicks have gotten by with several absences to both rosters. They take a look at some of the most exciting replacement players, and each pick the C…
 
Bronx Bound Books is the newest bookstore rolling through the Bronx. The mobile store runs out of a bus and makes affordable reading material accessible to Bronx neighborhoods that otherwise lack independent bookstores. Books Through Bars NYC is a nonprofit organization that sends free books to people in prisons all over the country. People who are…
 
Celebrated actress Tovah Feldshuh has played some big names, including Golda Meir, Katherine Hepburn and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But in her first book, Tovah introduces us to perhaps the biggest character in her life: her mother, Lily. In her memoir, “Lilyville: Mother, Daughter, and Other Roles I’ve Played,” Tova explores the bond between mother and …
 
In this episode of Building Brooklyn, we hear the story of Canarsie in reverse, from the racial unrest in the 1990s, to the anti-integration school boycotts in the 1960s, the community of Canarsie's Black residents in the 19th century, all the way back to Brooklyn's first residents, the Native Lenape people, who gave the neighborhood its name.…
 
Brooklyn is constantly changing. This episode takes a look at the changes on just one street in one neighborhood: Eighth Avenue in Sunset Park, which many call Brooklyn's Chinatown. In the early 1990s, BPL and the Museum of Chinese in America collected oral histories about Sunset Park. We dive back into that archive, with help from Professor Tarry …
 
In the early 1900s, if you walked around Sunset Park, you might have heard Finnish being spoken on the streets. That's because the neighborhood was home to the largest concentration of Finns in New York City, and though most have since gone from Brooklyn, they left behind their co-operative spirit. The Finns built the first non-profit co-operative …
 
WFUV's Cityscape is pleased to bring you Building Brooklyn, a mini-series from Brooklyn Public Library about four neighborhoods that made Brooklyn the vibrant, diverse borough it is today. Episode #2: At the start of World War II, 200 women were employed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. That number ballooned to 7,000 at the height of the war, but afterwa…
 
WFUV'S Cityscape is pleased to bring you Building Brooklyn, a mini-series from Brooklyn Public Library about four neighborhoods that made Brooklyn the vibrant, diverse borough it is today. Episode #1: In the middle of the 20th century, a ten square block area in North Gowanus was home to the largest Mohawk settlement outside of Canada. We hear abou…
 
Chris Hennessy, Nick Fata, and Thomas Aiello link up to break down all the NFL news from this week. They start by discussing Mike White and the Jets' disappointing loss to Indianapolis on Thursday. Then, Joe Judge's headset excuse led into a discussion about who from the Giants will still be around at the end of the season. That New York action, Aa…
 
It’s hard to think of a sector that was not impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. But, thanks to innovative thinking and persistence, the beat went on for many industries and establishments, including Cowboy Technical Services in Brooklyn. Eric Ambel and Tim Hatfield opened their recording studio more than 20 years ago. On this week’s Cityscape, Er…
 
For the past 20 years, photographer Frank Ritter has been documenting the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as well as the rebuilding efforts at the World Trade Center site. His photos capture acts of remembrance, celebrations of heroism, and many other scenes that tell the continuing story of the 9/11 tragedy. Frank's photos are now feature…
 
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