On The Takeout, the Bowery Boys’ new after-show podcast, the tragic tale of a lost LES landmark

We’re now recording a second Bowery Boys: New York City History podcast for each topic, an after-show conversation where we continue discussing the subject at hand, including stories that we didn’t have time on the show.

THE TAKEOUT is a bonus podcast for those who support us on Patreon. (See details below.) In this week’s episode, we continue the story of Jewish New York and the Eldridge Street Synagogue. This special episode was recorded immediately after our appearance on WNYC with Alison Stewart.

— Greg discusses another historic synagogue of the Lower East Side — Beth Hamedrash Hagodol — that has not enjoyed the same fortunate fate as the Eldridge Street Synagogue.
— They discuss the changes which have occurred in the neighborhood since 2007.
— Greg and Tom started the Bowery Boys podcast in the Lower East Side …. just a few blocks from Eldridge Street.
— Additional interview material with Chelsea Dowling from the Museum at Eldridge Street, discussing the unique seating arrangement at the synagogue.

Please support the Bowery Boys podcast on Patreon! If you’d like to help out, there are six different pledge levels. Check them out and consider being a sponsor.

ALL patrons at all levels will receive many benefits include the next episode of the Bowery Boys Movie Club, an exclusive podcast (released every 6-8 weeks) celebrating New York City in the movies. And patrons at the Five Points ($5) level and up will get our other exclusive podcast — The Bowery Boys: The Takeout — released every two weeks.

You’ll also get first dibs for tickets to upcoming events, invites to Bowery Boys events and (for those at the upper levels) access to exclusive Bowery Boys podcast merchandise.

We greatly appreciate our listeners and readers and thank you for joining us on this journey so far.