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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

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    • 4.7 • 3K 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.

    #393 Ric Burns and James Sanders on "New York: A Documentary Film"

    #393 Ric Burns and James Sanders on "New York: A Documentary Film"

    In today's episode, Tom discusses the vast span of New York history with filmmakers and authors Ric Burns and James Sanders, creators of "New York: A Documentary Film".

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Rewind: The Story of the Yellow Taxi Cab

    Rewind: The Story of the Yellow Taxi Cab

    The history of the New York City taxicab, from the handsome hansoms of old to the modern issues facing the modern taxi fleet today.

    • 56 min
    Invisible Magicians: Domestic Servants in Gilded Age New York

    Invisible Magicians: Domestic Servants in Gilded Age New York

    Domestic servants during the Gilded Age did more than simply maintain the mansions of the wealthy. New York City simply could not function with these 'invisible' armies of butlers, housekeepers, footmen, ladies maids, cooks, valets and others.

    • 49 min
    #392 The Bowery Boys Podcast 15th Anniversary Special

    #392 The Bowery Boys Podcast 15th Anniversary Special

    Greg and Tom celebrate the 15th anniversary of their very first episode of the podcast -- recorded on June 19, 2007 -- by looking back at the year 2007 and answering listener questions.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #391 A Walk through Little Caribbean

    #391 A Walk through Little Caribbean

    Part 2 in our Flatbush series: Tom and Greg discuss the history of Caribbean immigration to the United States with Dr. Tyesha Maddox of Fordham University, then head off on a walking and eating tour of Little Caribbean with Shelley Worrell, founder of I Am caribBEING.

    • 48 min
    #390 The Story of Flatbush: Brooklyn Old and New

    #390 The Story of Flatbush: Brooklyn Old and New

    There have been many different Flatbushes -- rural, suburban and urban. In today's show we highlight several stories from these phases in this neighborhood's life.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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