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An inside look at the people, places and spirit of New York City and its surroundings, with host George Bodarky.
||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 Battle,||26 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||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 thi||19 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||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 o||12 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bourbon Empire||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.||10 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Brooklyn Spaces||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 her||29 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bitter Bronx||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 his r||22 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||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 cl||15 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||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 we're||8 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Independence Day||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 from||1 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||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 guests||24 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|