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The tides of American history lead through the streets of New York City — from the huddled masses on Ellis Island to the sleazy theaters of 1970s Times Square. The elevated railroad to the Underground Railroad. Hamilton to Hammerstein! Greg and Tom explore more than 400 years of action-packed stories, featuring both classic and forgotten figures who have shaped the world.

The Bowery Boys: New York City History Tom Meyers, Greg Young

    • History
    • 4.9 • 88 Ratings

The tides of American history lead through the streets of New York City — from the huddled masses on Ellis Island to the sleazy theaters of 1970s Times Square. The elevated railroad to the Underground Railroad. Hamilton to Hammerstein! Greg and Tom explore more than 400 years of action-packed stories, featuring both classic and forgotten figures who have shaped the world.

    #434 Amsterdam/New Amsterdam: Empire of the Seas

    #434 Amsterdam/New Amsterdam: Empire of the Seas

    The Bowery Boys Podcast heads to old Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, to find traces of New Amsterdam, the Dutch settlement which became New York.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    #433 New Amsterdam Man: An Interview with Russell Shorto

    #433 New Amsterdam Man: An Interview with Russell Shorto

    The Bowery Boys Podcast is going to Amsterdam and other parts of the Netherlands for a very special mini-series. But before they go, they're kicking things off with the man who inspired the journey.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Bowery Boys Adventures in the Netherlands TRAILER

    The Bowery Boys Adventures in the Netherlands TRAILER

    Announcing an epic new Bowery Boys mini series -- The Bowery Boys Adventures in the Netherlands. Exploring the connections between New York City and that fascinating European country.

    • 2 min
    #432 The Lenape Nation: Past, Present and Future

    #432 The Lenape Nation: Past, Present and Future

    The Lenape were among the first in northeast North America to be displaced by white colonists. But the Lenape did not disappear. Through generations of great hardship, they have persevered.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Rewind: History of the New York City Subway

    Rewind: History of the New York City Subway

    The New York City subway system turns 120 years old later this year so we thought we'd honor the world's longest subway system with a supersized overview history.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    #431 Park Avenue: History with a Penthouse View

    #431 Park Avenue: History with a Penthouse View

    The story of a filthy and dangerous train ditch that became one of the swankiest addresses in the world -- Park Avenue.

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

Jaymay42 ,

I’m right there.

This is a pod for all those who think they SHOULD have been born in NYC but somehow landed in (… Melbourne Australia) … not without its own unique charm but…
If you’ve wandered around NYC and wondered about am those who wandered here before you.. this is your path back. Enjoy and thank you guys!!

Siobhan TM ,

Fantastic new series Feud by Ryan Murphy!

This was such an interesting story executed brilliantly by Tom and Greg.

Aussiemavsfan ,

Best podcast going around

This really is one of the best podcasts going around. All NYC or history lovers should give this a listen.

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