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 the show is a new experience to me that I hope resonates with the listeners as well."
40 Years a Yankee Stadium Vendor
[Editor's Note: This is an encore presentation of "Cityscape" from July 24, 2019.]
Thousands of people flock to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx every baseball season to take in a game. Many, of course, will purchase something while there — perhaps a hot dog, a beer, or a hat.
On this week's "Cityscape," we’re looking at Yankee Stadium, not from the fan perspective, but from the view of a vendor, and a longtime one at that.
Stewart J. Zully began vending at Yankee Stadium when he was just 15, and he continued working there into his fifties. Zully describes his experiences as a vendor in his new book, "My Life in Yankee Stadium: 40 Years As a Vendor and Other Tales of Growing Up Somewhat Sane in The Bronx."
The Creative Mind of Michael Hearst
[Editor's Note: This is an encore presentation of "Cityscape" from May 19, 2021.]
The new album "Songs for Unconventional Vehicles" is a collection of music about some of the strangest cars, trains, planes, submersibles, dirigibles and rockets. It's a companion to Brooklyn-based musician, composer and author Michael Hearst's children's book "Unconventional Vehicles." Hearst is also the brains behind some other very cool book and music projects, including "Unusual Creatures," "Extraordinary People" and "Curious Constructions." He's our guest on this week's "Cityscape."
Styling from the Inside Out
[Editor's Note: All month, FUV is celebrating Women's History Month, including with some encore presentations of "Cityscape." This episode is from May 29, 2019.]
Can changing your wardrobe change your life? Dawnn Karen thinks so. The New York City-based fashion psychologist is our guest on this week's "Cityscape."
Woman Pilot that History Forget Inspires Novel
[Editor's Note: All month, FUV is celebrating Women's History Month, including with some encore presentations of "Cityscape." This episode is from February 6, 2019.]
In her novel, Flying Jenny, author Theasa Tuohy tells the story of barnstorming pilots who thrilled the public with their daring feats in cities large and small in the 1920s.
Flying Jenny follows fictional character Jenny Flynn. She’s a 17-year-old pilot who’s based on real-life pilot Elinor Smith. While not as well known as Amelia Earhart is today, Smith did an amazing thing in October of 1928. She flew her plane under New York City’s four East River bridges.
Tuohy joins us on this week's "Cityscape" to talk more about that story and her novel, Flying Jenny.
All the Ladies
[Editor's Note: All month, FUV is celebrating Women's History Month, including with some encore presentations of "Cityscape." This episode is from January 20, 2021.]
The music industry still has a long way to go for gender equality. Research shows that women remain woefully underrepresented in the industry.
Enter All the Ladies, a new children's album that was created in protest of the lack of female representation in the music industry.
The collection of 11 songs is focused on general equality, female empowerment and breaking glass ceilings. In this edition of Cityscape, we're talking with the album's creator, Joanie Leeds.
America's Most Storied Woman
[Editor's Note: This is an encore presentation of "Cityscape" from October 19, 2019.]
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most instantly recognizable symbols of America.
But, how did Lady Liberty find her home in the waters of New York Bay?
It’s a story of hopes and dreams and failures and successes, and one that features a number of significant people in history.
A new book takes a deep dive into the history of the Statue of Liberty. It’s called Lady Liberty: An Illustrated History of America’s Most Storied Woman. The book includes essays by Joan Marans Dim and paintings by Antonio Masi. Joan and Antonio are our guests on this week's Cityscape.
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