Bowery Boys Movie Club

The Muppets Take Manhattan: The Bowery Boys Movie Club in Jim Henson’s New York

The new episode of the Bowery Boys Movie Club explores the film The Muppets Take Manhattan and its rich historical details. An exclusive podcast for those who support us on Patreon. TOGETHER AGAIN! In 1984, Jim Henson brought his world-famous Muppets to New York for a wacky musical comedy that satirized the gritty, jaded environment […]

Bowery Boys Bookshelf

Modern Family: Black and Latino Alliances in New York City

The political landscape of modern New York City is a stew of neighborhood, borough, financial and ethnic interests built upon over two centuries of experience and tradition.  The most interesting story of the past fifty years — both locally and nationally — is the ascension of minority voices into the public sphere, reflecting population changes but […]

Know Your Mayors

Ed Koch, the 105th Mayor of New York, 1924-2013

Koch in 2004 at the Republican National Convention which was held in New York City. Photo by Joe Cavaretta, courtesy the Associated PressDid you know Koch already had his gravesite already picked out (at Trinity Church Cemetery) and had even erected the tombstone? More info in my 2011 article on where all the New York […]