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#32 Museum of Modern Art The biggest surprise behind the revolutionary creation of the Museum of Modern Art is that the characters who put it together were almost as colorful as the art they championed. Tag along as we peek behind the canvas of New York's oldest temple of the avant garde. PLUS: We debut our first Bowery Girl! www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 32_Museum_of_Modern_Art.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:09pm EDT

#31 Battery Park and Castle Clinton Castle Clinton, built to defend New York City from a war that never arrived, has worn a lot of hats in its almost 200 year history; it's been a performance hall, an immigration center and an aquarium! And you can find it in Battery Park, today host to a variety of monuments and made from the materials of ole Fort Amsterdam. www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 31_Battery_Park_and_Castle_Clinton.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:56pm EDT

#30 Peter Cooper and Cooper Union Cooper Union is one of New York City's more storied institutions, not only fostering the best and brightest of art and architecture, but playing host to presidents and activists. Also, find out a little about its amazingly resourceful founder, Peter Cooper. www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 30_Peter_Cooper_and_Cooper_Union.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

#29 Brooklyn Bridge The Bowery Boys explore the story and the family behind the Brooklyn Bridge, one of New York's most treasured landmarks -- caissons, anchorages and all. www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 29_Brooklyn_Bridge.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT

Times Square's New Years Eve celebration would not be the same without One Times Square and its annual ball drop. But the quirky history of this sometimes abused building reaches all the way back to the naming of Times Square and its original tenent -- the New York Times. www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 28_One_Times_Square.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:09pm EDT

#27 Radio City Music Hall Behind the glamour of New York's greatest stage, Radio City Music Hall is a story involving a toothpaste tube designer, an allergy to Brazil nuts, a hydraulic lift protected from the Nazis, and a grandstanding but forgotten man by the name of Roxy. PLUS: The Bowery Boys go backstage (figuratively) with the Rockettes.

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Direct download: 27_Radio_City_Music_Hall.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT

#26 Flatiron Building What are the Bowery Boys doing in Chicago? Just a little detour in our search for the origins of the Flatiron Building, the wedge shaped, wind producing oddity -- built as an office space in a department store neighborhood which grew to become one of the most romantic, elegant buildings in New York City.

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Direct download: 26_Flatiron_Building.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:07pm EDT

#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!

www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Direct download: 25_The_Original_Bowery_Boys.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:46am EDT

#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 EDT

#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 EDT