I interrupt this blog to insert an endorsement for one of my favorite New York City resources. We got our start here at The Bowery Boys: NYC History over five years ago, and the folks over at Forgotten New York were the first to provide links to our website and podcasts. We are continually grateful for their support. Hopefully, if you’ve reading this, you’re probably already familiar with their work (including their invaluable guide book, Forgotten New York: Views of a Lost Metropolis.) But they’ve recently redesigned and reorganized their website, so I encourage you to check them out again if it’s been awhile.
Forgotten New York is an addictive urban archaeology source, with regular tours of neighborhoods and photo essays that cover the area’s history, architecture and culture. I also highly consider trying out one of their guided tours — comprehensive, exhaustive and fascinating, although not for the weak of sole. Their newest tour this weekend (more information here) explores Manhattan’s Hudson Riverfront, from the Battery to the Intrepid!