The Bowery Boys History Podcast

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About Greg and Tom

New York City history is America’s history. It’s the hometown of the world, and most people know its familiar landmarks, buildings and streets. Why not look a little closer and have fun while doing it?

The Bowery Boys, Greg Young and Tom Meyers, have lived in New York for the past 20 years and have been curious about the city since the day they arrived.

Join them on The Bowery Boys NYC History Podcast, for a fun take on history, a “romp down the back alleys of New York City.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many episodes do you have?

As of January 2023, there are over 400 episodes.

What’s the show about? And what’s the format?

Long time friends and New Yorkers talking about history, usually focused upon a place, person or event (e.g., Gramercy Park, Madame Restell or the Great Fire of 1776). Some shows are just Greg expounding upon smaller subjects and are usually 20-25 minutes. There are occasional guest hosts as well and, in recent years, the duo has gone on remote recordings to bring historical places into the show itself.

Do you have walking tours?

Check out Bowery Boys Walks for the fun walking tours of the city with expert guides.

Who where the original Bowery Boys?

The Bowery Boys were an infamous 19th century gang of well-dressed ruffians who often skirmished with their rivals, the Dead Rabbits. However, before the gang, the name bowery b’hoys was often given to the working class, often Irish young men of the Bowery.

How frequently do you release new shows?

Every two weeks (and occasionally even more frequent than that).

Do they sometimes do extra material?

For their Patreon supporters, Greg and Tom will often record extra episodes, featuring longer interviews with guests, bonus material that was cut from the show, or visits to special places, exclusive to their supporters!