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The Bowery Boys live at Joe’s Pub — Stream it for free this Halloween

Tom Meyers and Greg Young are returning to the stage of Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater this Sunday (October 31) for a special live Halloween edition of The Bowery Boys‘ Ghost Stories of Old New York. The show is sold out — but you can still watch it from home. Tune in on the […]

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Greg Young’s PBS Debut: Watch ‘Citizen Hearst’ on American Experience (Sept. 27)

So remember last year when we did a two part show on Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst? Here are the shows to refresh your memory: Part of the reason for that two-part episode last summer was because I was preparing to film my PBS debut for American Experience — a two-part series on the […]

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The Bowery Boys Podcast returns to Joe’s Pub — for one night only

We’re coming back to the live stage — at last! Following a sold-out run in 2018 and 2019, we’re bringing a new edition of our live Ghost Stories of Old New York show back to Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater — for one night only. But that night happens to be the best night — Halloween. If you like our […]

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The Bowery Boys Podcast takes over NYC Ferry on Instagram — Friday (June 25)

Do you follow the Bowery Boys on Instagram? Excellent! Or are you somebody who doesn’t use Instagram right now? Well tomorrow (Friday, June 25) would be a great day to check in. Because the Bowery Boys are taking over NYC Ferry for the day. No we will not be piloting ferries through the East River […]

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Every Bowery Boys: New York City History podcast in chronological order by subject

Fourteen years ago (officially on June 19, 2007) we recorded the very first Bowery Boys podcast, appropriately about Canal Street, the street just outside the window of Tom’s apartment on the Lower East Side.   We cannot have possibly imagined on that hot June night, wielding only a bad microphone, a new laptop and some reasonably […]

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Join the Fun: Gay Bars That Are Gone PRIDE Edition Virtual Tour

This Thursday (June 10, 2021) — we have a very unique experience that you’re not going to want to miss. And you can do it from your own home. Gay history. Nightlife history. New York City history. Join tour leaders Michael Ryan & Kyle Supley on a virtual walk through some of New York’s most […]

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Get Ready for Summer with a Bowery Boys Podcast T-shirt

Proclaim your love of New York City history and the Bowery Boys Podcast with T-shirts in our Official TeePublic T-Shirt Store.   Regular price just $20! There’s also hoodies, magnets and apparel in kids sizes. You can purchase them here: the official Bowery Boys TeePublic store. Buy shirts for you and your gang today!  All profits go […]

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Events Food History

Join the Bowery Boys Podcast for a Gilded Age (Virtual) Dinner Party

You’re cordially invited to a virtual Gilded Age dinner party! Who: Food historian Carl Raymond, joined by Greg and Tom, hosts of the Bowery Boys Podcast When: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 5 pm (EST) How: We will send you a Zoom link on the day of the event Where: In the Gilded Age, so dress appropriately (if you […]

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The Bowery Boys podcast, now in its 14th year. Tell a friend about the show!

This Friday we begin our 14th year of podcasting with a new episode about one of New York City’s most beloved landmarks. And on January 29, we will release our 350th episode — on a subject which is certain to surprise you! We’re returned to our regular recording schedule — a brand new episode of […]

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Bowery Boys Podcasts

Listening to History: The Best Bowery Boys Podcasts of 2020

Well, that year sucked. But we hope you enjoyed our many hours of diverting listening pleasure on the Bowery Boys: New York City History Podcast this year. This is the year we built the Holland Tunnel, the East Side Elevateds, the Charging Bull and New York’s steam system. We tore down King George but built […]

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The Bowery Boys Holiday Special: Finding a little joy in a difficult year

The Bowery Boys Holiday Special is now available for those who support the Bowery Boys Podcast on Patreon at any level. To join in the revelry, head to Patreon and sign up! Spike that hot cocoa and put on your finest Robert Moses-dressed-as-Santa-themed pajamas because Greg and Tom are celebrating! The Bowery Boys look back […]

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Honoring New York’s first civil rights march — a special virtual event with Green-Wood Cemetery

I’m very pleased to be able to join author Eric K. Washington in a special ‘virtual history’ discussion of the Silent Parade of 1917 — courtesy a special event sponsored by Green-Wood Cemetery. Join Eric and I on Wednesday, August 19 at 5pm for an illustrated discussion of this important moment in New York City […]

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A small favor to ask our listeners. Anonymous survey time!

If you are a listener of the Bowery Boys: New York City History podcast, would you do us a kind favor and fill out a short anonymous survey? We’re going to start bringing in a small number of advertisements into the show again, but we want to make sure those advertisers are ones you will […]

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Six weeks, thirteen podcasts: Catch up on the latest Bowery Boys episodes

There’s no new episode of the Bowery Boys: New York City History podcast today, so why not catch up on a past show? We’ve released thirteen* episodes since March 20. Shows that are designed to both speak to our present moment (episodes on Hart Island and the New York polio outbreak) and others meant to […]

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Take a Bowery Boys (Virtual) Walking Tour from Home

If you’re looking for something interesting to do while you’re sheltering at home AND you’d like to support an amazing tour guide, book a ticket on a virtual Bowery Boys Walks — starting this week. This Wednesday, April 22, Bowery Boys Walks will be live streaming a virtual walk and talk about the World’s Fairs […]