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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
    • 4.7 • 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.

    #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
    Now Playing: Cautionary Tales

    Now Playing: Cautionary Tales

    On this episode from our friends at "Cautionary Tales", award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp and rock legend Billy Joel come close to opening the worst Broadway musical of all time.

    • 35 min
    #389 The Ruins of Roosevelt Island

    #389 The Ruins of Roosevelt Island

    The Renwick Ruin, resembling an ancient castle lost to time, appears along the East River as a crumbling, medieval-like apparition, something not quite believable. Sitting between two new additions on Roosevelt Island -- the campus of Cornell Tech and FDR Four Freedoms Park -- these captivating ruins, enrobed in beautiful ivy, tell the story of a dark period in New York City history.

    • 46 min
    #388 The Hudson River School: An American Art Revolution

    #388 The Hudson River School: An American Art Revolution

    Greg and Tom head up to the historic towns of Catskill and Hudson to celebrate the Hudson River School, an assemblage of 19th century American painters captivated by natural beauty, led by a pioneering artist and his star pupil -- Thomas Cole and Frederic Church.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #387 Hyde Park: The Roosevelts on the Hudson

    #387 Hyde Park: The Roosevelts on the Hudson

    Tom and Greg visit Hyde Park, New York, and Springwood, the estate of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt. Learn about FDR's life in Hyde Park, tour his home, visit the couple's private cottages and go inside the FDR Presidential Library and Museum.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #386 On the Trail of the Old Croton Aqueduct

    #386 On the Trail of the Old Croton Aqueduct

    What 19th century American engineering landmark invites you through nature, past historic sites and into people's backyards? Join us on this journey along the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, 26,5 miles of dusty pathway through some of the most interesting towns and villages in Westchester County.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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I freely admit I love NYC. The Yankees and Broadway. Museums and architecture. And everything else! So this podcast has become one of my favorites. Studiously researched and broad in its range of subject matter. And the great presentation by the hosts. Keep up the great work. I love it!

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