On this week's Cityscape, we're revisiting some of our favorite segments related to cooking and baking as part of WFUV's winter membership drive. We'll revisit our interview with the makers of the legendary baked goods at Levain Bakery in Manhattan, as well as head back to the iconic Peter Pan Donut and Pastry Shop in Brooklyn. We'll also make other stops as we ask you to do your part for member-supported, commercial-free WFUV.
New York City is often considered a cultural hub. It’s known for its music, fashion, and food. The city and its five boroughs are a blend of international flavors. This week we’re travelling to Queens — a borough that’s been heralded as the most multicultural place on Earth. Our guest is Adrienne Onofri. She’s a tour guide and the author of a new book that features 30 walking tours. It’s called Walking Queens.
Remembering the Garment District's Heyday
Once upon a time New York’s garment district employed hundreds of thousands of workers, and produced most of the clothing made in the United States. But, thanks to outsourcing and technological advances, the district is now just a shadow of what it once was. Our guest on this edition of Cityscape has fond memories of the garment district’s heyday. Leonard Bernstein’s family founded a children’s wear business in 1928. He took over the company in 1953. Bernstein’s children now run the business, but the Brooklyn native says he can still hear the hum of sewing machines in his head. Bernstein is now a published author. He’s written six books, including a collection of short stories in which he draws a lot from his experiences in the garment district. The collection is called Death By Pastrami.