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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
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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.

    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
    #430 The Story of Flushing: Queens History, Old and New

    #430 The Story of Flushing: Queens History, Old and New

    Few areas of the United States have as endured as long as Flushing, Queens, a neighborhood with almost over 375 years of history and an evolving cultural landscape that includes Quakers, trees, Hollywood films, world fairs, and new Asian immigration.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    #429 The Moores: A Black Family in 1860s New York

    #429 The Moores: A Black Family in 1860s New York

    Tom visits the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side to walk through the reconstructed two-room apartment of an African-American couple who lived in 1870 on Laurens Street in today’s Soho neighborhood.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Age of Innocence: Inside Edith Wharton's Classic Novel

    The Age of Innocence: Inside Edith Wharton's Classic Novel

    The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton’s most famous novel, an enduring classic of Old New York that has been rediscovered by a new generation. What is it about this story of Newland Archer, May Welland and Countess Olenska that readers respond to today?

    • 48 min
    #428 The New York Game: Baseball in the Early Years

    #428 The New York Game: Baseball in the Early Years

    Tom and Greg are joined by Kevin Baker, author of The New York Game: Baseball and the Rise of a New City, to discuss the early history of the sport and its unique connections to New York City.

    • 1 hr 9 min

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