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Locker Room Talk with CEO Travis Hollman

If you've been to a SoulCycle recently, chances are you're familiar with this week's guest on Cityscape. Maybe not by name, but by his lockers. Travis Hollman is the CEO of Dallas-based Hollman Inc, which has designed lockers for SoulCycle and many other clients, from major sports teams to the New York Times. Travis joins us on this week's Cityscape to talk about his company's history and some of its many projects in New York City.

200 Years of Bicycling History in NYC

When it comes to transportation in New York City, there are plenty of options. You can drive (if you own a car), hop in a cab, or take the bus or subway. And then if you want to be environmentally friendly, you can bike. Bicycling in New York City has a long, bumpy history. In his book On Bicycles, author Evan Friss takes readers through over 200 years of bicycle history in the Big Apple. Friss is our guest on this week's Cityscape.

Dishing It Up With Celebrity Caterer Mary Giuliani

A lot of people play the "what will I be game" while growing up. But, things don't always turn out the way we envision. Just ask celebrity caterer Mary Giuliani. She never set out to be a caterer to the stars, but that's exactly what happened. Mary Giuliani is an author, party and lifestyle expert, and founder and CEO of Mary Giuliani Catering and Events. Mary regularly works with A-list clients in the worlds of art, fashion and film. Her latest book is called Tiny Hot Dogs: A Memoir in Small Bites. Mary's our guest on this week's Cityscape.

Brooklyn Man Battles Deadly Infection

When it comes to illnesses, outbreaks like Ebola, Zika and now the measles are quick to make headlines. But despite killing tens of thousands of Americans every year, C. diff often fails to gain widespread attention. Brooklyn resident Christian Lillis is working to change that. After his mother died from complications from a C. diff bug, Lillis founded an organization to educate the public and shape policy surrounding health care-associated infections. It's called the Peggy Lillis Foundation. Christian is our guest on this week's Cityscape.

Established 1884: Inside Garber Hardware

Before the Manhattan Bridge or the Chrysler or Empire State buildings were built, there was Garber Hardware. The business has been in the same family for five generations. The first store was located at the corner of Horatio Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan's West Village. In 2003, Garber Hardware moved to Greenwich Street, and has since expanded to a second location in the Chelsea neighborhood. On this week's Cityscape, we're going inside one of New York City's longest-running mom and pop businesses.

Inside America's Oldest Apothecary

C.O. Bigelow Apothecary is the oldest apothecary in America. The Greenwich Village pharmacy and shop is run by 3rd generation pharmacist, Ian Ginsberg. Ian works alongside his son Alec who is the 4th generation pharmacist at the New York City locale. C.O. Bigelow's is a staple of the village, serving many prominent personalities since it was established in 1838. Mark Twain, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Thomas Edison are among some of the original customers. Legend has it Edison burned his fingers while making an early prototype of light bulb and soothed them with balm from Bigelow's. Cityscape producer Fiona Shea caught up with Ian and Alec Ginsberg, the father-son duo, and talked about what it's like to run this well-known apothecary today.

Seven at Sea

Our lives can sometimes feel full of routine — get up, go to work, go to the gym — repeat. But what if you hit pause for an entire year to go on a sailing adventure? That's what one New York City family did. Erik and Emily Orton and their five children set sail in 2014 on a 5,000 mile journey that would take them from the Caribbean back home to Manhattan. They detail their adventure in a new book, Seven At Sea: Why a New York City Family Cast Off Convention for a Life-Changing Year on a Sailboat. Erik and Emily are our guests on this edition of Cityscape.

Meet Brooklyn Mom and Grammy Winner Lucy Kalantari

Lucy Kalantari is a Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, composer, and producer based in Brooklyn, New York. Kalantari is the bandleader of Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats. The group received a Grammy this year for best children's album. All of the Sounds is a collection of jazz-infused songs for kids and families. Being a mother herself, Kalantari is very in touch with how kids interact with music today. We invited her to our studios to to discuss her Grammy, her professional journey, and her life as a New York City mom and musician.

Going to the Chapel and We're...

From Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge to the New York Botanical Garden, New York City is home to many places that provide the perfect backdrop for a wedding. On this week's Cityscape, we're talking with a wedding officiant and a wedding musician about their roles in helping to create the perfect day for happy couples. We'll also talk with writer John Kenney about life after the "I Do's." Kenney has penned a collection of poems for, well, married people, called Love Poems for Married People.

A New Chapter Begins for Longtime Lower Manhattan Arts Group

New York City's identity as a cultural center is drastically changing, that's according to the founder and executive artistic director of 3-Legged Dog Media and Theater Group, Kevin Cunningham. Cunningham has served as a linchpin of Lower Manhattan's art scene for more than 20 years. But, his group is on the move to Brooklyn and to developing a new virtual studio model. Cunningham talks about his group's past and plans for the future on this week's Cityscape.

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