Bowery Boys Archive: The Early Years
#25 The Original Bowery Boys  For our very special 25th episode, we give you all sorts of Bowery boys -- the cultural and fashion trends of the 1840s, the notorious enemy of the Five Points gangs, and that slapstick bunch of New York actors from the 1930s and 1940s. And of course, a little bit about us!

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Direct download: 25_The_Original_Bowery_Boys.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:46am EST

#24 The Copacabana During the 1940s and 1950s, any celebrity worth their weight in fame either frequented or performed at the Copacabana, a swanky nightclub known for its showgirls, its Chinese food and its mafia ties. On this mini-podcast, we take you on a night on the town with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, and a rowdy table of New York Yankees. www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 24_Copacabana.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:32pm EST

#23 Macy's : the Man, the Store, the Parade Did you know that the man whose name adorns one of the most successful department stores in the world was a sailor turned failed businessman? Or why Macy's Department Store ALMOST takes up an entire city block? Or how many clowns have been in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade? The Bowery Boys let you in on those answers and lots of other fun facts about one of New York City's premier retailers. www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 23_Macys.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:19pm EST

#22 Staten Island The Bowery Boys take on the history of New York City's most 'forgotten' borough, from its beginnings as a British outpost during the Revolutionary War to the controversy over that big stinky landfill. And we do it all in exactly the time it takes for the Staten Island ferry to take you across the New York harbor! (No really, try it.)
Direct download: 22_Staten_Island.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:08pm EST

#21 The Astors and the Waldorf-Astoria We're going to the 'original' Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in this podcast to hang with the filthy rich. Our guides are the styling and eccentric Astor family, the centerpiece of 19th Century New York wealth and society. Come along as we weave through a family tree of Williams and John Jacobs, not to mention THE Mrs. Astor, the one and only (even if there were really two). www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 21_The_Astors_and_the_Waldorf-Astoria.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:53pm EST

#20 United Nations Headquarters It's the only area of Manhattan that actually belongs to the entire world (literally). Come along with the Bowery Boys as we cut the security line to uncover the true story about the unusual headquarters of the United Nations, and why they ended up in New York City in the first place. www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 20_United_Nations_Headquarters.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

#19 Washington Irving In this mini-podcast, we bring you New York City's first internationally famous writer Washington Irving and his creepy tale of the Headless Horseman. We'll tell you where you can go to celebrate his life and work, and what famous Irving landmark has nothing really to do with him.

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Direct download: 19_Washington_Irving.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:03pm EST

#18 Ghost Stories of New York City A city this size certainly has its share of ghosts, and the Bowery Boys spend the spooky season with some of the most famous -- a suicide showgirl, a grumpy landowner, a womanizer theater owner and a rich spinster.

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Direct download: 18_Ghost_Stories_of_New_York.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:09pm EST

#17 New York Public Library The New York Public Library may be one of the most revered libraries in America, but it took a far flung combination of bookworms, millionaires and do-gooders to make it into the institution it is today. Also: find out why the architectural style of the Beaux Arts sometimes reminds me of an old French prostitute. www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 17_New_York_Public_Library.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:59am EST

#16 Statue of Liberty Lady Liberty -- her torch may shine bright, but what story is she hiding under that copper-toned skin? The Bowery Boys bring you the story of the French dinner party that created an American icon. www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 16_Statue_of_Liberty.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:02pm EST

#15 The Apollo Theater Harlem's jewel, the Apollo Theater, has more than lived up to its promise as a place "where stars are born and legends are made." It's been the cultural centerpiece of New York for more than seven decades, not bad for a former burlesque theater. And find out which icon made his name -- and held his funeral -- on the same stage.

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Direct download: 15_The_Apollo_Theater.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:38pm EST

#14 Peter Stuyvesant Back when New York was New Amsterdam, it was the domain of the bullheaded, pear-growing, peglegged Peter Stuyvesant, who cleaned up the city and gave us our most important street. Find out why he still matters and why he's the king of the East Village.


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Direct download: 14_Peter_Stuyvesant.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18pm EST

#13 Coney Island: 20th Century Sideshow Come see the Wonder Wheel, the king of hot dogs, the "Freaks" in the Dreamland Sideshow, a beached whale and Donald Trump's dad -- all in one place! It's Coney Island in the 20th Century. But will it be around much longer in the 21st? www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 13_Coney_Island_20th_Century_Sideshow.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24pm EST

A world of amusement starts here in New York -- Coney Island, the world's oldest and strangest collection of amusement parks, a mishmash of sideshows, concession stands, gambling halls, new-fangled rides and luxury hotels. Take a daytrip with us back to the early days of Coney Island. Hold on to your hat! Part one of a two part mega-episode. www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 12_Coney_Island_Part_One.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:44pm EST

#11 The Chrysler Building Ah, the classic Chrysler Building! She's got style, glamour and all that jazz. But what magical surprise did she spring on New York in October of 1929? Join us as we tell the story of New York's most beautiful art deco treasure. www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 11_Chrysler_Bulding.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:09pm EST

#10 Central Park Zoo From an odd assortment of abandoned creatures, to one of the most notorious zoos in the world, take a tour with us through Central Park's storybook zoo. www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 10_Central_Park_Zoo.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:37pm EST

#9 St. Patrick's Old Cathedral The fashionable district of NoLIta happens to be home to a few ghosts as well, tucked behind the walls of St Patrick's Old Cathedral. Come with us as we unearth some info about a mysterious New York fraternal order, the occupants of a few cemetery crypts, and the origins of a legendary film director. www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 9_St._Patricks_Old_Cathedral.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:34pm EST

#8 Dakota Apartments and 'Rosemary's Baby' Learn about New York's most famous luxury apartment building and the classic horror film set here. Plus: Lauren Bacall, Connie Chung and some dumb waiters! www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 8_Dakota_Apartments_and_Rosemarys_Baby.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:31pm EST

#7 Washington Square Park Something's afoot in Washington Square Park. Join the Bowery Boys this week on an expedition through one of New York's quirkiest -- and most beloved -- parks, from Hangman's Elm to Bob Dylan. And you say there's WHAT buried in the ground underneath the park?
Direct download: 7_Washington_Square_Park.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00am EST

#6 Governors Island New York's most under-appreciated treasure gets the Bowery Boys treatment. It's Governors Island: a fort, a small town, a prison and a Burger King ... all bought for one dollar. www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 6_Governors_Island.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:08am EST

#5 Blackout Flash back to the summer of 1977, when Star Wars and the Yankees ruled, gas prices were high, a serial killer roamed the streets, and the city experienced a little convenience called the New York City blackout. www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 5_Blackout.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:37pm EST

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