NYC History: Bowery Boys Archive


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The Bowery Boys, Greg Young and Tom Meyers, have lived in New York for the last fifteen years and have been curious about the city since the day they arrived. Join them for a fun take on history, a "romp down the back alleys of New York City."

Each week, they look into another fascinating aspect of the Big Apple -- the people, the places, its beginnings and effects on American culture.


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Title: #89 Chelsea Hotel

#89 Chelsea Hotel

October 20th, 2016

Arguably New York's least conventional hotel, the Chelsea Hotel (or rather, the Hotel Chelsea) is the one of New York's counter-culture centers, a glamorous,… Go to Episode

#5 Blackout

October 3rd, 2008

Flash back to the summer of 1977, when Star Wars and the Yankees ruled, gas prices were high, a serial killer roamed the streets, and the city experienced… Go to Episode

#6 Governors Island

October 4th, 2008

New York's most under-appreciated treasure gets the Bowery Boys treatment. It's Governors Island: a fort, a small town, a prison and a Burger King ...… Go to Episode

#7 Washington Square Park

October 4th, 2008

Something's afoot in Washington Square Park. Join the Bowery Boys this week on an expedition through one of New York's quirkiest -- and most beloved --… Go to Episode