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#FF: Here’s a few of our favorite history blogs

Above: The new Superman movie might be great, who knows? But it doesn’t have Linda Lavin in it, like the 1966 Broadway musical ‘It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s Superman’ which played at the Alvin Theatre (today’s Neil Simon Theatre).  Encores! recently did a revival of this forgotten musical gem earlier this year.  We […]

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Geek Love: Literature, trivia and a Bowery Boy in Brooklyn

This Monday, April 1st, in support of Lit Crawl NYC, I’ll be appearing at the literature event ‘Geek Love‘ at The powerHouse Arena in DUMBO, Brooklyn. I’ve done a reading with Lit Crawl NYC in the past, and it’s a terrific (and intense) way to enjoy local literary stars under the guise of visiting a […]

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New listeners to the Bowery Boys podcast? Here’s some highlights of the last 149 episodes — and a hint for no. 150

Thanks to the profile on the Bowery Boys podcast which ran on NPR:Morning Edition a couple weeks ago, we’ve seen a lot of new listeners to the show.  Welcome aboard!  We’re grateful to have you join this amazing community of history lovers interested in the story of New York City. If you’ve just discovered the […]

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The Bowery Boys on NPR: Morning Edition!

The Bowery Boys were featured in a profile this morning on NPR’s Morning Edition!  You can give the segment a listen here.  You can also download the segment from that site. Our sincere thanks to NPR and to Caitlin Dickerson for featuring us on the show. If you’re interested in any of the particular episodes […]

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Networked New York: This Friday at NYU!

What are the challenges of presenting the history of New York in a digital landscape? How does technology make New York history richer? The Project on New York Writing, the Colloquium in American Literature and Culture, and the Workshop in Archival Practice at New York University is presenting an all-day conference this Friday, March 9, […]

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The Bowery Boys back catalog — fully illustrated!

Above: How people used to listen to podcasts in the 1930s.  If you’ve been listening to our latest podcasts and want to take a dip into our history, episodes #3-#50 are available on a second podcast RSS feed: NYC History: Bowery Boys Archive. You can subscribe to that feed at the link or go to […]

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The Bowery Boys — now on Australian radio!

At the New York World’s Fair 1939-40: Australia makes a stylish, woolen debut, thanks to renown designer Douglas Annand. (Photo by Robert Coates, courtesy the Powerhouse Museum. You can check out other images of this curious pavilion here.)  After many years as a mere podcast, The Bowery Boys: New York City History will be making […]

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The Bowery Boys Year In Review — and the 1,000th post!

Here’s a listing of all the podcasts we recorded in 2011. This year we followed New York’s contribution to electricity and film, bridged the Narrows and took to the sky, revisited the Revolutionary War via the city’s most influential tavern, and spent the summer surviving riots and conspiracies cooked up during the Civil War. If […]

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Finally, the Bowery Boys look good on mobile devices!

Not sure why this took me forever to set up, but you can finally read our blog on your mobile devices without any awkward scrolling or squinting your eyes. Just visit www.boweryboyspodcast.com (www.theboweryboys.blogspot.com) on your phones to check it out! I’m also in the planning stages of creating an actual mobile app, but until that […]