28 episodes

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

    • History
    • 4.4 • 36 Ratings

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 23 - Streets of Cairo in Coney Island

    Ep 23 - Streets of Cairo in Coney Island

    The City Between Podcast takes curiosity and adventure as its guiding principles in searching for unexpected corners of New York City history and culture. In today's episode we meet the "Turks of Coney Island", an off-season troupe of performers who worked at the "Streets of Cairo" in Coney Island in 1896 and 1897. This finishes our current series on the Moorish influences in New York. Find more information at www.citybetween.com. You can find our more about Dylan Thurston, who composed our theme music at www.dylanthurson.com. 

    • 43 min
    Ep 22 - An Omani Ship in NYC - 1840

    Ep 22 - An Omani Ship in NYC - 1840

    This is the City Between podcast where we explore the hidden and unexpected corners of New York City's history. In this episode we go in search of the Sultanah, an Omani ship that reached New York's harbor in 1840 on a mission to strengthen diplomatic and economic ties between the Republic and the (then) expansive Omani Sultanate. It was an unforgettable summer for all in Manhattan and then Brooklyn, where we go visit the (still-standing) house that hosted the Omani guests. More information can be found at www.citybetween.com and more about our amazing theme music from Dylan Thurston at www.dylanthurston.com. 

    • 30 min
    Bonus In-Between Ep: King Cuomo Sandwiches

    Bonus In-Between Ep: King Cuomo Sandwiches

    The City Between Podcast explores the hidden and unexpected corners of New York City history. This is a bonus episode reviewing "King Cuomo Sandwiches", the food required to go without alcoholic beverages in outdoor dining during pandemic and its historic connections. Bon Appetit! 
    Theme music by Dylan Thurston (www.dylanthurston.com) and more info and our free Newsletter at (www.citybetween.com). 

    • 9 min
    Ep 21 - Kismet Temple - In Search of Moorish New York

    Ep 21 - Kismet Temple - In Search of Moorish New York

    This is the City Between Podcast where we explore the hidden and forgotten corners of New York City history. In this episode we travel into Crown Heights Brooklyn in search of a lost civilization devoted to elaborate Moorish fantasy: The Shriners and their beautiful Kismet Temple. Join us as we search for their beginnings from the Arabian Peninsula to the Knickerbocker Cottage in Chelsea. Our excellent theme songs is by Dylan Thurston (more at: www.dylanthurson.com) and you can find more about this episode at www.citybetween.com.  

    • 24 min
    Ep 20 - In Search of the Gowanus Oyster

    Ep 20 - In Search of the Gowanus Oyster

    The City Between Podcast explores the hidden and unexpected corners (and canals) of New York history. Come with us in search of a rare specimen: the Gowanus oyster as we travel down the filthy canal and back in time... Theme music by Dylan Thurston (www.dylanthurston.com) and more information about the episode at www.citybetween.com. 

    • 27 min
    Bonus In-Between Ep - A Vision of St. Nick at The Battery - An Irving Reading

    Bonus In-Between Ep - A Vision of St. Nick at The Battery - An Irving Reading

    In the City Between Podcast we explore the hidden and unexpected corners of New York City's history. In this bonus episode we visit part of a chapter of Washington Irving's "A History of New York" (read aloud) where the early Dutch settlers are washed ashore in Manhattan for the first time, eat oysters, pass out and dream of St. Nicholas flying over the trees. Our theme music is composed by Dylan Thurston (dylanthurston.com) and you can find out more about what we do at citybetween.com. 

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Dr.Trixie ,

Great podcast

Great podcast about unique aspects of NYC. Definitely worth the time and you can’t help but learn something new.The narrator has a soothing voice as well, a bonus!

Bruster17 ,

Great Information But Too Slow

This is a great podcast with good information and detail; however, the narrative is told incredibly slow. I have to take the episodes in sections otherwise I zone out missing half of what was said. A tone much like a professor that has taught the same subject for far longer than he/she should have. The research is there but relayed in a blasé fashion. So much potential though!

Lang_Lang ,

I love it

This is the best podcast about New York.

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