The Bowery Boys: New York City History

The Bowery Boys: New York City History

#350 The World Trade Center in the 1970s

The World Trade Center opened its distinctive towers during one of New York City's most difficult decades, a beacon...

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Rewind: Strange Hoaxes of the 19th Century

PODCAST REWIND Stories of outrageous hoaxes perpetrated upon New Yorkers in the early 19th century. In the...

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Wondery Presents: The Apology Line

If you could call a number and say you’re sorry, and no one would know…what would you apologize for? For...

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#349 The Queensboro Bridge and the Rise of a Borough

“The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise...

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Rewind: The Destruction of Penn Station

To celebrate the opening of Moynihan Train Hall, a new commuters' wing at Penn Station catering to both Amtrak and...

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Rewind: The Construction of Penn Station

On January 1, 2021 Moynihan Train Hall officially opens to the public, a new commuters' wing catering to both Amtrak...

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#348 Cheers! The Stories of Four Fabulous Cocktails

It's the happiest of hours! The tales of four fabulous cocktails invented or made famous in New York City's saloons,...

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Rewind: Historic Vaccines -- The End of Polio and Smallpox

We released the following show on the history of vaccines back in early April 2020 when the idea of a COVID 19...

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#347 Steam Heat! A Gilded Age Miracle

It's HOT in the city even during the coldest winter months, thanks to the most elemental of resources -- steam heat....

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Rewind: The City in Flames - The Great Fire of 1835

PODCAST This month marks the 185th anniversary of one of the most devastating disasters in New York City history --...

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#346 The Beatles Invade New York!

How Beatlemania both energized and paralyzed New York City in the mid 1960s as told by the women who screamed their...

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Rewind: The Curious Case of Typhoid Mary

An account of a mysterious typhoid fever outbreak from the early 20th century and the woman — Mary Mallon, the...

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#345 LaGuardia's War on Pushcarts: The Creation of Essex Street Market

Once upon a time, the streets of the Lower East Side were lined with pushcarts and salespeople haggling with...

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Rewind: On The Radio: A History of the Airwaves

The discovery of radio changed the world, and New York City was often front and center for its creation and...

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#344 Ghostbusters (Bowery Boys Movie Club)

To wrap up this month's series of spooky-themed shows, we're releasing this 2018 episode of our "Bowery Boys Movie...

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#341 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Celebrating the history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the 150th year since its founding -- and certainly one...

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Rewind: The Mystery of the Central Park Obelisk

Cleopatra’s Needle is the name given to the ancient Egyptian obelisk that sits in Central Park, right behind...

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#340 The Real Life Adventures of Tom Thumb

Charles Stratton, who would become world famous as “Tom Thumb” in the mid-19th century, was born in...

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The Miracle on Eldridge Street

The Eldridge Street Synagogue is one of the most beautifully restored places in the United States, a testament to the...

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The Miracle on Eldridge Street

EPISODE 304: The Eldridge Street Synagogue is one of the most beautifully restored places in the United States, a...

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