The Best of 2014: The Bowery Boys Year In Review

PODCAST  When historians look back at the year 2014, what events or cultural changes within New York City will they deem significant?  In this special episode, the Bowery Boys look back at some of the biggest historical events of the year including the opening of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the troubling trend of mega-condominiums along 57th Street and the continuing gentrification of several New York City neighborhoods.

We also answer some questions from listeners and present some resolutions and thought on how you can help protect and preserve the historical landscape of New York City — whether you live here or not.  Cheers to 2015!

NOTE: We recorded this episode on December 17, and so were unable to make note of events from the recent few days including the tragic shooting of two NYPD officers on December 20, 2014.

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The Bowery Boys #175: The History of 2014: The Bowery Boys Year In Review

Here are our 2014 podcasts. Check out any you’ve missed!

Tompkins Square Park [download]
FDNY [download]
George Washington Bridge [download]
South Street Seaport [download]
The Astor Place Riot [download]
Ladies’ Mile [download]
General Slocum Disaster [download]
Cleopatra’s Needle [download]
DUEL! Aaron Burr vs. Alexander Hamilton [download]
The Tallest Building In New York [download]
The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino [download]
The Keys To Gramercy Park [download]
Ghost Stories of Brooklyn [download]
Ruins of the World’s Fair: New York State Pavilion [download]
The Rockettes [download]

And finally, a great big THANK YOU to all of you who donated to the Bowery Boys in 2014! Thanks to you, we have been able to improve our equipment and our sound quality this year, as well as pay for some of our uploading and distribution services. Our thanks to you: Ted D, Sam H, Andrew K, Nicole B, Marie M, Brian H, Joeanna S, Matthew R, Kristin O, Edge of Yonder, Douglas G, Ann C, Richard K, Daniela S, Melissa S, Anthony C, Marjorie W, Carol V, Michael W, Rosa A, Kathleen C, Jamie H, Dan K, Mary Y, Horacio B, Louis G, Nastassia V, Katherine C, John B, Melissa A, Lachlan C, Patricia C, Eric R, Gary J, Michael R, Daniel S, Susan D, Jack L, Ellen L, George S, Jatuporn S, Erin B, Christina H, Robert C, Paula K, Kathy H, Jennifer W, Suzanne H, Kristina E, Milica P, Simone F, Dianne S, Joshua O, Michele O, Susan W, Marsha C, Mark S, Charles L, Bjorn K, Paula K, Ana Lia R, Kimberly T, Saralaughs, and Jean B!