The Bowery Boys: New York City History


New York City history is America's history. It's the hometown of the world, and most people know the city's familiar landmarks, buildings and streets. Why not look a little closer and have fun while doing it?


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Title: The Forgotten Father of New York City

The Forgotten Father of New York City

October 4th, 2019

Andrew Haswell Green helped build Central Park and much of upper Manhattan, oversaw the formation of the New York Public Library,… Go to Episode

The Promenade and Preservation of Brooklyn Heights

September 19th, 2019

Part Two of our series on the history of Brooklyn Heights, one of New York City's oldest neighborhoods.By the 1880s, Brooklyn Heights had evolved from… Go to Episode

Dr. Hosack's Enchanted Garden: Botany, Medicine, and Discovery in Old New York

August 22nd, 2019

Dr. David Hosack was no ordinary doctor in early 19th-century New York. His patients included some of the city’s most notable citizens, including Alexander… Go to Episode

Secret Places of Upper Manhattan

June 27th, 2019

In Washington Heights and Inwood, the two Manhattan neighborhoods above West 155th Street, the New York grid plan begins to become irrelevant, with avenues… Go to Episode