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St. Patrick’s Day Trivia Night with the Bowery Boys (March 17, 2020)

Join Greg Young of the Bowery Boys for a very special New York City trivia competition this St. Patrick’s Day! Get together a small team (no more than 4 players) and compete for fabulous prizes as you make your way through a series of New York City-themed trivia questions. This special night of trivia will […]

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The Bowery Boys Podcast partners with the New-York Historical Society in 2020

We are pleased to announce a new partnership in 2020 with the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, the city’s oldest museum and one of its most important cultural institutions. Throughout the year, we will be hosting several live events at the New-York Historical, bringing together our podcast subjects with the latest exhibitions at the […]

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Here are the top Bowery Boys podcast episodes of 2019. Thanks for making this our greatest year yet!

Wow it’s been a busy time on the podcast this year. Twenty-seven new episodes of the Bowery Boys: New York City History podcasts in 2019 — along with seven episodes of the Bowery Boys Movie Club, four of The Takeout and other bonus audio for those who support us on Patreon. That’s a lot of talking! We visited the neighborhoods of Downtown […]

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Bowery Boys Podcast T-shirts now on sale! 35% off now through Sunday (August 25)

Here’s your new look for the summer! Proclaim your love of New York history and the Bowery Boys podcast with new T-shirts in our Official TeePublic T-Shirt Store.   The shirts are $20 apiece (2XL and larger $22-23) plus shipping. From Wednesday, August 21, to Sunday, August 25, our shirts will be 35% off — just $13. […]

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The Bowery Boys ‘Ghost Stories of Old New York’ returns to Joe’s Pub!

We’re baa-aack! Following a sold-out run in 2018, 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. If you like our annual Halloween podcast, then you’ll love our live rendition of this annual tradition of New York City folklore and haunted tales. This evening of creepy (and occasionally campy) […]

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

Twelve years ago (officially on June 19, 2007) we recorded the very first Bowery Boys podcast, appropriately about Canal Street, the street just outside our windows.   We cannot have possibly imagined on that hot June night, wielding only a bad microphone, a new laptop and some reasonably interesting information about a terribly polluted water source, that would […]

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A new Bowery Boys live event this Wednesday: Celebrating ‘Gay New York Before Stonewall’

We’re proud to announce a new live event at the New-York Historical Society, just in time for June celebrations of World Pride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. We’re getting into the rainbow spirit with Gay New York Before Stonewall, featuring a chat with Gay New York author George Chauncey! What was the gay scene like before the 1950s? You’ll […]

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The Bowery Boys are hosting an awards show — the 5th Annual GANYC Apple Awards (March 4)

The GANYC Apple Awards, given out by the Guides Association of New York City, celebrate the best in New York City culture, tourism and preservation. The Bowery Boys podcast has been deeply honored with two GANYC Apple Awards in the past — for Outstanding Achievement in Radio Program or Podcast (Audio/Spoken Word) and for Outstanding Achievement in Non-Fiction NYC Book […]

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Bowery Boys Walking Tours takes the podcast to the streets

And now for a little news from the Bowery Boys: We’re excited to announce the launch of Bowery Boys Walks — our official small-group walking tours that are taking our show into the streets! If you’re a regular listener to the podcast, you know that we try to bring a little fun and humor to retelling the events […]

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Are you a new listener to the Bowery Boys podcast? Start with these ten episodes first.

Welcome! Perhaps you’ve heard of the Bowery Boys: New York City History podcast but have not yet had the chance to listen. Or perhaps that back catalog of 251 shows is a little intimidating. (Hey, it’s intimidating to us and we recorded them.) Or maybe you’re a regular listener of the show and you might […]

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The Bowery Boys Podcast: Year in Review 2017

This was our tenth year in recording the Bowery Boys podcast and it was easily the best ever. We charted new territories (from our first ever live show to the release of the Bowery Boys spin-off The First) and featured more treasured New York institutions than ever before — places like Weeksville Heritage Center, the Tenement […]

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Every Bowery Boys podcast in chronological order by subject (updated for 2017)

Ten years ago (officially on June 19, 2007) we recorded the very first Bowery Boys podcast, appropriately about Canal Street, the street just outside our windows.  We cannot have possibly imagined on that hot June night, wielding only a bad microphone, a new laptop and some reasonably interesting information about a terribly polluted water source, that […]

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Guests of the Bowery Boys Podcast: Check out their latest projects

We’ve been incredibly fortunate to have some great guests on a few of our podcasts recently, bringing fresh perspectives into our subjects. Many of them were on the show talking about projects which you can now enjoy and experience from home. Here’s the rundown:   THE LOST ARCADE The guests: Director Kurt Vincent and video game aficionado Anthony […]

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Come to our first live recorded show — NYC Podfest, April 9th in Brooklyn!

This April we will be recording a show in front of a live audience that will be released as an upcoming podcast — in honor of the 10th anniversary of recording the first episode of the Bowery Boys: New York City History. And we would really, really love for you to be a part of […]

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Where To Find The Bowery Boys This Week: Twin Peaks, GANYC, Atlas Obscura

Wait, what, the Bowery Boys are in Twin Peaks? Well, only Greg is. He’s a guest on this week’s DAMN FINE PODCAST, hosted by Tom Merritt and Ron Richards, a celebration of the TV show Twin Peaks as it gears up for a new season on Showtime in May. (The name is a reference to […]