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#50 Canal Street and Collect Pond We celebrate a year of New York City history podcasting by re-visiting the topic of our very first show. Downtown Civic Center used to have a big pond in the middle of it which provided drinking water for the island's first inhabitants. What happened to it, why is it important today and how did it give rise to Canal Street, New York's biggest traffic thoroughfare? www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 50_Canal_Street_and_Collect_Pond.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT

# 49 LaGuardia Airport and Early New York Flight We embark on the tale of the birth of New York City flight -- featuring a Wright brother on Governor's Island, the site of a glue factory turned Brooklyn air strip, Queens' forgotten first airport, and finally to the pet project of mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 49_LaGuardia_Airport.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:13pm EDT

#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.

www.boweryboyspodcast.com
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.... www.boweryboyspodcast.com
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? www.boweryboyspodcast.com
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. www.boweryboyspodcast.com

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. www.boweryboyspodcast.com
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? www.boweryboyspodcast.com
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. www.boweryboyspodcast.com
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"? www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 41_New_York_Post.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:19am EDT