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The Bowery Boys: New York City History
The Bowery Boys: New York City History
Tom Meyers, Greg Young

The tides of American history lead through the streets of New York City — from the huddled masses on Ellis Island to... more

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Episodes

#426 Behind the Domino Sign: Brooklyn's Bittersweet Empire

Brooklyn's Domino Sugar Refinery, built in 1882, was more than a factory. During the Gilded Age and into the 20th... more

16 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
#425 It Happened at Madison Square Park

A look at 200 years of history and culture in and surrounding Madison Square Park, one of America's most famous... more

02 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Rewind: Truman Capote and the Black and White Ball

Truman Capote's 1966 masquerade ball at the Plaza Hotel would bring together a most outrageous collection of famous folks --... more

19 Jan 2024 · 52 minutes
#424 Kosciuszko! The Man. The Bridge. The Legend.

Why is the Kosciuszko Bridge, one of New York City's most essential pieces of infrastructure, named for the Polish national... more

05 Jan 2024 · 50 minutes
#423 Leonard Bernstein's New York, New York

Maestro Leonard Bernstein is one of New York’s most influential cultural figures. He spent most of his life in the... more

21 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
#422 Grace Church: A Most Fashionable History

Grace Church was one of the most fashionable churches in New York City for several decades in the 19th century.... more

08 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Christmas in Old New York: Holiday History

An especially festive podcast with double the holiday fun, tracing the history of Christmas and holiday celebrations over 19th-century New... more

01 Dec 2023 · 53 minutes
#421 Evacuation Day: Forgotten Holiday of the American Revolution

For decades New Yorkers celebrated Evacuation Day every November 25, a holiday marking the 1783 departure of British forces from... more

22 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
#420 Garbo Walks: Old Hollywood in New York

Greta Garbo in New York! A story of freedom, glamour and melancholy, set at the intersection of classic Hollywood and... more

10 Nov 2023 · 51 minutes
The Official Gilded Age Podcast: S2 E1 with Lord Julian Fellowes

Easter Sunday, 1886, and a new war is brewing in Gilded Age society. Are you ready to pick a side?

03 Nov 2023 · 55 minutes
The Bowery Boys: New York City History
#426 Behind the Domino Sign: Brooklyn's Bittersweet Empire
The Bowery Boys: New York City History