Bowery Boys Archive: The Early Years
#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

#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. www.boweryboyspodcast.com
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!) www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 39_The_New_York_Yankees.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:45pm EDT

#38 Tiffany & Co. You'll be surprised by Tiffany's 170-year history as a vanguard in New York luxury. See how they went from selling horse whips to world class diamonds. And what makes Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast At Tiffany's particularly important to the fate of this upscale retailer? www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 38_Tiffany__Co..m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:46am EDT

#37 Henry Ward Beecher and Plymouth Church We've never done such a saucy show -- full of sex, lies, and petticoats. Meet Henry Ward Beecher, Brooklyn Heights' most notorious resident, and find out about the fascinating and provocative history of the church that turned him into a national celebrity. www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 37_Henry_Ward_Beecher_and_Plymouth_Church.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:23pm EDT

#36 Life In British New York 1776-1783 What was life like in New York during the British occupation during the Revolutionary War? Overcrowding, prison ships, food shortages, spies ... and theater? www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 36_Life_In_British_New_York_1776-83.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:45pm EDT