The Bowery Boys: New York City History

The Bowery Boys: New York City History

#353 Harlem Before the Renaissance

“If we were to offer a symbol of what Harlem has come to mean in a short span of twenty years, it would be...

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Rewind: Harlem Nights at the Hotel Theresa

The Hotel Theresa is considered a genuine (if under-appreciated) Harlem gem, both for its unique architecture and its...

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#352 The Birth of Black Harlem

How did Harlem become Harlem, the historic center of Black culture, politics and identity in American life? This is...

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#351 Auntie Mame (Bowery Boys Movie Club)

In the latest episode of the Bowery Boys Movie Club, Tom and Greg celebrate wild and fabulous Auntie Mame, the...

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#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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#343 Literary Horrors of New York City

In the 14th annual Bowery Boys Halloween podcast, we celebrate some classic strange and supernatural terrors written...

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