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Underwater New York

WFUV's Cityscape

Release Date: 08/31/2016

Jane Motorcycles Rides Through the Pandemic show art Jane Motorcycles Rides Through the Pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic has hit small businesses across the country hard. They were forced to quickly shut their doors with no clear timeline for when they could re-open. In New York City establishments that sell food and drink were among those deemed essential, and that proved to be an accidental lifeline for one Brooklyn shop.  in Williamsburg is not your ordinary retail store. In addition to selling motorcycles and apparel, they have a coffee bar, and because of that, Jane Motorcycles was allowed to stay open during the pandemic. They even added gourmet sandwiches and other food items...

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VOA-GNY CEO Discusses COVID-19 Response show art VOA-GNY CEO Discusses COVID-19 Response

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Since the late 1800s, Volunteers of America has been working to assist many of New York City’s most vulnerable populations. And that effort continues today in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Cityscape host George Bodarky talked with President and CEO of Volunteers of America-Greater New York, Tere Pettitt, via Zoom.

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In Conversation: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams show art In Conversation: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

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With nearly 51,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19, Brooklyn is one of the most impacted areas in the hardest-hit city in the United States. Cityscape Host George Bodarky recently talked with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams about a wide range of issues, from racial disparities in the age of coronavirus to how the city should look to shore up an economy in crisis. They spoke via Zoom.

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Flushing Town Hall's Virtual Doors Are Open show art Flushing Town Hall's Virtual Doors Are Open

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Like many cultural institutions, in Queens had to quickly pivot to online programming in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. While its physical doors might be closed, its virtual doors remain wide open. Cityscape Host George Bodarky recently talked with Flushing Town Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director Ellen Kodadek, a self-proclaimed hugger, about how she and her institution are managing in the age of social distancing.   

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Tour Guides Idled By Pandemic show art Tour Guides Idled By Pandemic

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New York City is full of things to see and do, but these days, well -- coronavirus! The pandemic has brought so much to a halt, including tours of iconic landmarks and historic neighborhoods. Cityscape host George Bodarky recently talked with tour guide Jeremy Wilcox about how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting him and others in the industry. Jeremy is a lifelong New Yorker and treasurer of the . They chatted via Zoom.

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Girl Scouts Help in COVID-19 Battle show art Girl Scouts Help in COVID-19 Battle

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The frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic include a long list of characters from healthcare professionals to grocery store workers to truck drivers. But, there’s also an army of girls and young women doing their part to help the nation through this challenging time. In fact, for more than 100 years, the Girl Scouts have been pitching in during all kinds of crises. Meridith Maskara is the Chief Executive Officer of the .  Cityscape host George Bodarky recently talked with her via Zoom about the organization’s long-standing tradition of helping out in times of turmoil.

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125 Year-old Music School Navigates Today's Crisis show art 125 Year-old Music School Navigates Today's Crisis

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Between two world wars, the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, the September 11th terrorist attacks and Superstorm Sandy, the Third Street Music School Settlement on Manhattan’s Lower East Side has seen a lot in its 125 year history. But just how is the nation’s longest-running community music school weathering the storm of the coronavirus outbreak? Cityscape host George Bodarky recently talked with Third Street’s Executive Director, Valerie Lewis, via Zoom.

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Leadership in a Pandemic  show art Leadership in a Pandemic

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In times of crisis, strong leadership is critical for an organization. But, how can a leader lead when facing a terrifying illness? Eric Yaverbaum is the CEO of Ericho Communications in New York City. In the midst of leading his company through the coronavirus crisis, Eric himself was diagnosed with COVID-19. Cityscape host George Bodarky talked with him via Zoom about how he’s navigating his company through these challenging times, and to get his advice on how other leaders can do their best in unchartered territory.

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Empty Sidewalks Cripple Street Vendors show art Empty Sidewalks Cripple Street Vendors

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Empty sidewalks in New York City mean few if any customers for street vendors. In fact, most street vendors are staying inside themselves. The idea of lugging out their carts for a few dollars and putting themselves in jeopardy of getting sick provides little incentive. To learn more about the impact the coronavirus outbreak is having on street vendors, Cityscape host George Bodarky talked with the Director of the , Mohamed Attia, via Zoom. 

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The Arts and the Pandemic show art The Arts and the Pandemic

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New York is a great city for the arts, but just what the art scene will look like in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic remains to be seen. The outbreak is having a devastating impact on the art world. The lights on Broadway have gone dark, museums remain shuttered, and gallery walks have come to a halt. is taking several steps to help artists get through this crisis. On this week's Cityscape, we talk with NYFA’s Executive Director Michael L. Royce via Zoom. Music discovery starts here.                       ...

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What do a dead giraffe, a robot hand and a grand piano have in common? They’re all objects found in the waterways around New York City. A digital journal called Underwater New York publishes stories, art and music inspired by objects discovered in the shadowy depths of the city’s waterways. On this week's Cityscape, we're talking with founding editor Nicki Pombier Berger and editor Helen Georgas.