Sound Of Your City: Construction, Food Truck, Parks

Over the past few months the NPR Cities Project has asked for pictures and sound from the "Heart of your City." Featured in the final edition are sounds of construction, a food truck, parks and more.

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Some city sounds sent by our audience, now, to get us back down to Earth.

(SOUNDBITE OF CONSTRUCTION NOISES)

AMANDA BELL: My name is Amanda Bell(ph). And this is the sound of construction in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.

(SOUNDBITE OF MACHINERY)

ANASTASIA KETERICHKOV: My name is Anastasia Keterichkov(ph). This is the sound of Hartford manufacturing jeans.

(SOUNDBITE OF MACHINERY)

RENE GONZALEZ: My name is Rene Gonzalez(ph). And the sound of San Antonio, Texas, is the Where Y'at food truck on First Fridays, at the Alamo Street Eat Bar.

UNIDENTIFIED FOOD TRUCK VENDOR: What's up, man?

UNIDENTIFIED CUSTOMER: How you doing, chef? Can I get a - half a soft-shell crab po'boy, and a Cajun corn on the cob?

UNIDENTIFIED FOOD TRUCK VENDOR: We got an order for Michael.

MICHAEL: All right.

(SOUNDBITE OF PLAYGROUND CHATTER)

DEREK ANAKANA: My name is Derek Anakana(ph). The sound of El Paso, Texas, is the park around the corner from my apartment, with children playing and skateboarders.

(SOUNDBITE OF CAROUSEL MUSIC)

RACHEL HOLLY: My name is Rachel Holly. And this is the city park carousel in Burlington, North Carolina.

(SOUNDBITE OF CAROUSEL MUSIC)

PETER GARAHAN: My name is Peter Garahan. And the sound of Oxford, Maryland, is the Talbot - the ferry that runs from Oxford, Maryland, across the Tred Avon River to Bellevue, Maryland.

(SOUNDBITE OF FERRY, FLOWING RIVER)

UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER #1: Nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two...

UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER #2: Here we go.

UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER #1: ...one, zero - and launch.

CALEY BURKE: My name is Caley Burke. The sound of Cape Canaveral, Florida - and there's a crowd watching a rocket launch.

(SOUNDBITE OF ROCKET, CROWD CHATTER)

CORNISH: A sampling of sounds from your cities - thanks to all who sent them. You can follow the Twitter feed for the NPR Cities Project @nprcities.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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