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Hi Friends! Hello Explorers! We are excited to have you join our podcast community. Come along as we explore the city between the city and catch glimpses of New York’s lost, forgotten and unexpected history.

The City Between Podcast puts New York City and its history in your hands. Instead of another boring recitation of facts and dates, these exciting “steps” through New York’s streets brings the city’s history to life through storytelling and a close look at its often hidden features. Along the path of these episodes we will meet characters that left their mark on the city and make unexpected connections in the themes that weave through the life of this town.

City Between - A New York History Podcast Bruce Burnside

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Hi Friends! Hello Explorers! We are excited to have you join our podcast community. Come along as we explore the city between the city and catch glimpses of New York’s lost, forgotten and unexpected history.

The City Between Podcast puts New York City and its history in your hands. Instead of another boring recitation of facts and dates, these exciting “steps” through New York’s streets brings the city’s history to life through storytelling and a close look at its often hidden features. Along the path of these episodes we will meet characters that left their mark on the city and make unexpected connections in the themes that weave through the life of this town.

    Ep 15 -Bethesda Terrace - A Moorish Paradise in Central Park

    Ep 15 -Bethesda Terrace - A Moorish Paradise in Central Park

    In the City Between podcast explore the unexpected corners of New York City history. In this episode we go in search of traces of the Moorish palace, the Alhambra, in NYC's Central Park. We are on the trail of the iconic American writer Washington Irving who lived in the Alhambra in the 1820s and who would inspire generations of Americans to attempt to recreate that Moorish paradise right here in New York. We uncover the inspiration behind Calvert Vaux's and Jacob Wrey Mould's Bethesda Terrace and Fountain in Central Park. Join us! Find out more about our podcast, tours and more at www.citybetween.com. 

    • 29 min
    Ep 14 - Matilda Hoffman and the Tomb of Washington Irving's Fiance - St. Mark's in the Bowery

    Ep 14 - Matilda Hoffman and the Tomb of Washington Irving's Fiance - St. Mark's in the Bowery

    In this episode we go in search of the tomb of Matilda Hoffman, the fiancé of New York's first great writer, Washington Irving. She died in 1809 at the age of 17 just as Irving was finishing his History of New York. Join us as we search the East Village's St. Mark's in the Bowery church for the source of this tragic turn in a young couple's love. Find more about this episode at www.citybetween.com. As always, our amazing theme music was composed by Dylan Thurston. 

    • 17 min
    Ep 13 - In Search of New York's Pompeii - A Voyage to Communipaw

    Ep 13 - In Search of New York's Pompeii - A Voyage to Communipaw

    In this episode of City Between we go in search of New York's ur-city, its ancient origin... in New Jersey. Just across the bay once lied the small village of Communipaw where the first Dutch in habitants made their home. Made into a legend 200 years later by Washington Irving, we follow in his footsteps another 200 years along to explore the lost village's legends and look for its remains. The City Between podcast explores the hidden and forgotten corners of New York City history. Find out more about this episode and others at www.citybetween.com. The music for this episode was composed by Dylan Thurston. Learn more about his music at www.dylanthurston.com.

    • 26 min
    Ep 12 - A Hanging on the Lower East Side - Betrayal in the Rebel Ranks

    Ep 12 - A Hanging on the Lower East Side - Betrayal in the Rebel Ranks

    Welcome to the City Between podcast, a podcast about many of the forgotten and neglected corners of New York City history. Today we are going in search of the execution ground of one of George Washington’s personal guards—tried, convicted and executed for mutiny and sedition just one day before the King’s Army’s flotilla arrived in New York City to put down the rebellion of the colonies once and for all in June of 1776.

    • 15 min
    BONUS: Anti-Revolutionary War Walking Tour announcement!

    BONUS: Anti-Revolutionary War Walking Tour announcement!

    Announcing The Anti-Revolutionary War Walking Tour 
    Sunday, AUGUST 25! Tour starts at 11am. Tickets here! 
    PODCAST PROMO CODE FOR %50 off: citybetween
    It is rare to hear the whole truth about New York City’s role in the Revolutionary War. It’s embarrassing. It’s problematic. It’s mostly forgotten—and for good reason. Even when it is mentioned by the occasional tour guide or random sign, it is still glossed over, finessed, and given the best possible spin, which isn’t much. The truth is that many, many New Yorkers supported the losing side. They didn’t necessarily approve of the way things had been going in the colony, but definitely didn’t want a revolution… and they were prepared to give everything to stop it. Join Bruce for a walking tour on Sunday, August 25 (just days before the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn Anniversary) through lower Manhattan of the Revolutionary War--from the Loyalist perspective: an Anti-Revolutionary War Tour. 
    It will tell the story of those who signed up to fight against Washington and the Rebels, of those who hoped for change through other means, of those who found their freedom by siding with the British. We will also tell the story of New York’s role as the as the Headquarters for British forces for the seven long years of the War and as the center of Loyalist support in America. We will walk through lower Manhattan and talk about the sites and people and stories from this often untold or hurried-over perspective and understand how precarious and precious the eventual rebel victory actually was.

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    Ep 11 - Behind Enemy Lines - The Unguarded Jamaica Pass

    Ep 11 - Behind Enemy Lines - The Unguarded Jamaica Pass

    Welcome to the City Between Podcast where we explore the unexpected and forgotten corners of New York City's History. In the last few episodes we have explored the Revolutionary War in New York, but from what we might think of as the “other side”, those who supported the King and Crown, the Loyalists. As war arrived, these men in women, for a wide variety of reasons, sided with their King and his army. Convinced they had the most powerful military on earth on their side, they hoped they could help put a swift end to the rebel agitation and chaos and press for reconciliation. Today’s episode tells the story of how this almost came to be, how the King’s Army with a plan from a Loyalist New Yorker, a general in its rank’s, led them into the Revolution’s first real battle and served an almost total- war-ending victory for the Crown. Find out more about this episode at www.citybetween.com.

    • 29 min

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