Bowery Boys Archive: The Early Years
#48 The Stonewall Riots It's the summer of 1969, and the police have raided the Stonewall, a popular gay bar in the West Village. Join us as we look at the raid, the riots, and their significance today.
Direct download: 48_Stonewall_Riots_.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:04pm EDT

#47 Grants Tomb What's buried in Grant's Tomb? A quirky history that includes an ambitious architect, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, lots of ugly raspberry paint, and charges of prostitution and animal sacrifice! Oh yeah, and that Civil War guy's buried here too....
Direct download: 47_Grants_Tomb.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:03pm EDT

#46 Barnum's American Museum You know PT Barnum from his circus, but he was bringing the freakshow to New York long before then. Come take a tour with us of the craziest museum to ever hit New York City. Co-starring the Fejee Mermaid, the Witch of Staten Island, Tom Thumb, the original Siamese twins, some unfortunate whales, and the strange and mortally offensive What IS It?
Direct download: 46_Barnums_American_Museum.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:01am EDT

#45 Grand Central

Join the Bowery Boys for a commute through the history of Grand Central -- the depot, the station, and the terminal.

Direct download: 45_Grand_Central.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT

#44 Rikers Island What do Salvador Dali, John Jacob Astor, Peter Stuyvesant, the Civil War, and a big pile of trash have to do with the world's biggest penal colony? We connect the dots in this history of Rikers Island.
Direct download: 44_Rikers_Island.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

#43 Studio 54 You don't have to be a beautiful celebrity to enjoy the history of New York's greatest disco, from its early days as an opera and television studio, to the late 70s, full of wild parties, famous folk and a really difficult door policy. With Warhol, Minnelli, Jagger and Grace Jones in her Sunday best. It's Studio 54, are you on the list?
Direct download: 43_Studio_54.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT

#42: The Triangle Factory Fire Come listen to the strange and shocking facts of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, of a workplace tragedy that changed how New Yorkers live an work in a world of tall, flammable buildings.
Direct download: 42_Triangle_Factory_Fire.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:49pm EDT

#41 New York Post EXTRA! EXTRA! Origins of New York Scandal Sheet Revealed! Post May Be Responsible For Central Park! Rupert Murdoch Property Was Once A Nest of Liberal Sympathizers! PLUS: Was there really a "headless body" in a "topless bar"?
Direct download: 41_New_York_Post.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

#40 Union Square New York's most hectic park has been the stage for massive Civil War rallies, somber funerals, passionate workers gatherings and both premier and inexpensive shopping. Today, it's got a little bit of everything for everyone. Join the Bowery Boys as they did into the history of Union Square.
Direct download: 40_Union_Square.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:27pm EDT

#39 New York Yankees Get ready for nine innings (or 30 minutes) of the greatest sports team ever -- the New York Yankees. Hear about their modest beginnings, their best players, and the fate of Yankee Stadium, their home for 85 years. (And I apologize in advance for this week's wonky recording sound!)
Direct download: 39_The_New_York_Yankees.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:45pm EDT