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Bowery Boys

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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Adventures In Old New York

The Bowery Boys book is here at last PLUS: Info on our new live appearance

We want to offer heartfelt thanks to the many people who came out to our first live book event last Thursday night at the Museum of the City of New York.  It was a packed house that evening to hear us speak about our new book Adventures In Old New York with moderator Donald Albrecht. Afterwards, […]

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Bowery Boys

Bowery Boys Odds and Ends: The Knick, Podcast Interview, Live Show Pictures

STAGE TO STAGE:  Thanks to everybody who came out to the live show this Sunday at 54 Below! It was especially wonderful to hang out with many of you between the two shows.  Special thanks of course to The Ensemblist podcast hosts Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanarone for leading the show, and music maestro Jasper Grant for […]

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Amusements and Thrills

History in the Making (9/9): So Many Vices Edition

In this blog roundup, a Bowery Boys appearance in Vice, a threat to preservation, a classic restaurant closes, the story of two hotels with very different histories and more! In the photo above and below — From the Museum of the City of New York collection, some images of the so-called Prize Fighters Saloon (at […]

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It's Showtime

The Bowery Boys — Live on Broadway! (well, for one night anyway)

Many of you have asked if we were ever going to do a live event in the near future. Finally you can see us live this September for one night only AND on Broadway! The Bowery Boys are pairing up with The Ensemblist podcast (hosted by wonderful Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone) to present a one […]

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American History

History in the Making 4/9: The Appomattox Surrender Edition

“PEACE DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE SO DISTANT”: One hundred and fifty years ago today,  Robert E Lee surrendered the Virginia army to Ulysses S. Grant. This ended the American Civil War, more or less. It took several days for the news to get around of course. The last recognized battle of the Civil War […]

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Landmarks

A celebration of New York City and the Leonard Nimoy Thalia

Last night the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC) presented their first-ever GANYC Apple Awards at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater (part of Symphony Space), honoring accomplishments in preservation, history, museum exhibition and tourism. It was a rather lively evening, thanks to the night’s hilarious hosts Kevin James Doyle and Olivia Petzy whom you may know from the […]

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Bowery Boys

The Bowery Boys blog — upgrade underway!

As you can tell, the Bowery Boys: New York City History blog is going through some big changes.  We’ve moved to a new platform and new URL (boweryboyshistory.com).  However it will take us a few days to readjust everything and get it all up and running.  All the content will be available, but it may […]

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Bowery Boys

Goodbye 2014! The top stories on the Bowery Boys blog

Happy 2015 to everyone! We want to thank you for listening to the show this year, checking in with the blog and following along with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Lots of incredible things in store for the next year so we hope to see you throughout the next year. For a look back […]

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Bowery Boys

The Bowery Boys and Marvel Comics! Plus: Guardian Angels and a special holiday surprise on Christmas

THIS WEEK IN MARVEL The Bowery Boys are guest stars on this week’s official Marvel Comics podcast This Week In Marvel hosted by those virtual Avengers and Marvel editors Ryan Penagos and Ben Morse.  We had an absolute blast recording this, talking about how New York City has implanted itself into the fabric of the […]

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Bowery Boys

A Special Year-End Podcast: Ask the Bowery Boys!

For the end of the year, we’re going to try a new experiment — a year-end question show, where we ‘unplug’ for a bit and answer reader’s mail. Give you a true behind-the-scenes of how we produce the show and what our personal thoughts are about New York City and history in general.  This is […]

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Bowery Boys

Hey new listeners! The Bowery Boys podcast F.A.Q.

Are you a new listener to the Bowery Boys: New York City History podcast? Here are some answers to a few questions you might have: Where can you listen to the Bowery Boys? You can download us through traditional podcast aggregators like iTunes or you can stream our shows directly from such services as Stitcher, […]

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Health and Living

The world in glasses: Theodore Roosevelt, fictional athletes, glamorous secretaries, even the Bowery Boys!

If glasses are fashionable today, you can thank President Theodore Roosevelt, whose stylish C-bridge pince-nez diminished the reputation as mere apparel for the weak. — The Bowery Boys are featured this week on the official blog of Warby Parker, the fashionable eyewear company specialize in vintage-style prescription frames and sunglasses.  Thanks to Dixie Roberts for […]

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Bowery Boys

The Bowery Boys podcast started six years ago today! Here’s every single topic, in reverse order, from #152 to #2

Six years ago today, Tom and I sat down to record our first episode of what would become The Bowery Boys: New York City History podcast.   We’ve recorded 152 episodes over that time, covering a broad spectrum of the city’s history. Here’s the intros from every single one of those shows (with a couple exceptions). […]

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Bowery Boys

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 […]