NYC History: Bowery Boys Archive

Categories

podcasts
general

Archives

2014
June

2013
July

2011
October
June
February

2010
September
July
May
March
January

2009
December
November
September
August
May
March
February
January

2008
December
November
October

October 2008
S M T W T F S
     
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31

Syndication

 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!

www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 25_The_Original_Bowery_Boys.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:46 AM

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: 1:32 AM

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: 3:19 AM

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: 3:08 AM

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: 2:53 AM

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: 2:14 AM

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.

www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 19_Washington_Irving.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:03 PM

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.

www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 18_Ghost_Stories_of_New_York.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:09 AM

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: 4:59 AM

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: 3:02 AM