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WFUV's Cityscape

Release Date: 01/20/2016

Exploring 'The North Atlantic Cities' show art Exploring 'The North Atlantic Cities'

WFUV's Cityscape

In America they’re called row houses, but across the pond in England, a row of wall-sharing homes is called a terraced house. Regardless of what you call them, it’s part of what separates cities like London, New York, Boston and Amsterdam from places like Paris and Minneapolis. In his new book, The North Atlantic Cities, author, planner and historian Charles Duff explores row house cities from 1600 to now. He’s our guest on this week’s Cityscape.

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Picking up the Pieces show art Picking up the Pieces

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Jigsaw puzzles are an age-old pastime, and with more people staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re seeing a resurgence in popularity. British mapmaker and engraver John Spilsbury is credited with making the first jigsaw puzzle in 1762. He was a cartographer, and created what he called "dissected maps" to teach kids geography. On this week's show, we’re talking with modern-day puzzle makers Adam Silver and Sarah Dickinson. They’re the founders of the .

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Lessons in Fyütchology show art Lessons in Fyütchology

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Our guest this week is a social justice musician who uses hip-hop and visual storytelling to educate upcoming generations. He goes by the name of Fyütch. Fyütch is from Gary, Indiana, but he now calls New York City home. He joins us to talk about what brought him to the Big Apple, how he arrived at his stage name, and the message behind his music.   

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A Life in Wax show art A Life in Wax

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In times like these, the gentle flickering of a candle can help you feel at ease. And if that candle also has a delightful fragrance, your spirits could be lifted to a whole ‘nother level. On this week's Cityscape, we're talking with a Bronx native who's fanning the flames of a successful candle making business. And taking wax to a different extreme, we’ll check in with the folks at Madame Tussauds. 

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Classic Cuts and Artifacts  show art Classic Cuts and Artifacts

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"COVID Hair, Don’t Care." That might be true for a lot of people, but barbershops are still open for folks who want to have a fresh clean look for that next Zoom meeting.   On this week’s show, we’re checking in with one New York City barbershop that offers a history lesson with a trim.   is a place for classic cuts and barbering artifacts.

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Stanford White in Detail  show art Stanford White in Detail

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You can’t have a conversation about historical architecture without referencing Stanford White. He was one of the most prominent architects of the Gilded Age. White was a partner in the firm McKim, Mead and White, which built some of the most iconic institutional and domestic buildings of the early 20th century.  White’s great-grandson Samuel G. White is out with a new book about Stanford’s work. It’s called Stanford White in Detail. Samuel is our guest on this edition of Cityscape.  

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All the Ladies show art All the Ladies

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The music industry still has a long way to go for gender equality.  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, . 

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High and Low Tea in Brooklyn show art High and Low Tea in Brooklyn

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Now that we’re heading into the thick of the winter season, who couldn’t use a warm cup of tea? What about a cup while seated on antique furniture? Our guest this week can offer you both.    Honey Moon is the owner of both  a new tea spot located in Prospect Heights, and , a vintage shop that’s just down the street from the tea room.    Brooklyn High Low puts a New York twist on two classic English traditions: Low Tea and High Tea. 1 of a Find offers vintage clothing and vintage home decor, as well as unique gifts.

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Juror Conducts Post-Trial Examination of Societal Ills show art Juror Conducts Post-Trial Examination of Societal Ills

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After sitting on a jury in a trial involving a double homicide in East Harlem, wanted answers. He wanted to know more about the circumstances that led the young people involved to engage in a life of crime and violence. The killings took place in the courtyard of the East River Houses, a public housing complex located on 1st Avenue between 102nd Street and 105th Street in Manhattan.  Efrem Sigel recounts his experience as a juror in the trial and his subsequent examination of the link between poverty and violence in his book Juror Number 2: The Story of Murder, The Agony of a...

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A Who's Who of Manhattan's UWS show art A Who's Who of Manhattan's UWS

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What do George Carlin, Barack Obama, Humphrey Bogart and Billie Holiday all have in common? They all once resided on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. A new book highlights nearly 600 hundred notables who at one time or another lived on the Upper West Side. It’s called Notable New Yorkers of Mahattan’s Upper West Side: Bloomingdale and Morningside Heights.  The author is Jim Mackin. He’s a New York City historian and founder of , which provides tours of New York City neighborhoods. Mackin is our guest on this week's Cityscape.   

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