The Bowery Boys: New York City History
The Bowery Boys: New York City History
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A treat for the senses!
Thank you Greg and Tom! I just finished listening to episode “Gatsby and the Mansions of the Gold Coast.” Your masterful descriptions of the areas hay days, and tour through WR Coe estate transported me from my suburban home in California to the Gold Coast of the early 20th century. This is very much appreciated as we have yet to travel very far from our homes in the last year. Your attention to detail and history surrounding the subject is so well crafted into the podcast. I felt we could have stepped right off of the pages of Gatsby itself. Thank you for what you do!
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Midnight Cowboy
Great overview of a great classic! 👌🏽
Love this show!
And so does my eleven-year old who has learned so much about his city with these guys!
So good
Love these guys!
Excellent & engaging! Fascinating stories, history, NYC classy gossip all well delivered!
Edith Wharton
Love this episode! My favorite author, recalling a special time and culture in NY- just great! Thank you!
Bowery boys yea baby
The Bowery boys podcast I came across about five or six years ago and it is really a wonderful podcast about the history of New York City. I highly recommend anybody who is interested in history at allWe’re interested in New York City to definitely check out this podcast is very very entertaining I mean seriously I love these guys
Worst podcast ever! Just tell the story without trying to be the Car Talk guys.
Takes me back to my days in New York!
I love Bowery Boys! The hosts have a great chemistry and are fun to listen to. There’s so much history in NYC that, fortunately, I don’t think they’ll ever run out of material. Keep up the great work!
Cure for homesick New Yorkers
Keep up the fabulous programming. Thank you!
JAmerican in the Midwest
Excellent job by both hosts!
Still one of the best
Strong show!
Truly one of the best podcasts out there.
An absolute treasure!
I discovered this pod about 6 weeks ago and I can honestly say it has vaulted to my favorite. Production values? Check. Interesting & engaging content? Check. Light hearted but not too goofy hosts? Check, check. I've lived in Colorado my whole life but have visited NYC 1000's of times in the last 40 years. This podcast brings to life obvious and not so obvious stories about my home away from home. Great job guys!!
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Thank you!
What a great podcast! So interesting and informative. It makes me want to come back to NYC!
Bad voices and callous picking of history.
Amy True Crime Review
Love the Bowery Boys!
What is going on lately?
Great Podcast
Love the podcast and especially enjoyed the episode about the Beatles. I thought I knew a lot about the Fab Four but wasn’t aware of some of the NYC factoids. Thanks so much!
Fun and interesting way to learn history
I have been enjoying your podcast. Today, your episode brought back a memory of being with my grandmother in the Essex Street Market. I must have been about four—so this would be the mid-sixties—and the memory is of holding on to my grandmother’s rolling cart as she navigated us through the hustle and bustle of the crowded market. Although my mother grew up on the Lower East Side, our generation were “out-of-towners”, so this quintessential New York experience was a bit overwhelming, though not unpleasant—as long as I held on and didn’t get separated from my grandmother, I knew I’d be ok. My visual memory is of being led to and fro at hip height through the throngs of determined shoppers. At the time, I didn’t know the place was called the Essex Street Market, and I didn’t even know it had a name. It was unlike any other place I’d ever been. It was only years later when I went to college in New York and visited the Market that I realized that was where that memory was from. I had again forgotten about it until today when listening to your podcast. Well done!
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Keep it neutral.
Being a native New Yorker these guys really put a lot of work into each episode. Sadly, every blue moon The hosts will throw their own personal political overtones into some episodes. Keep it a neutral podcast then I would definitely give it a five.
Bill Torino
Hard work on research and details and humor!
Amazing work guys, great job!!!
Warning: Extreme Liberal Bias
I want to love this podcast so much, I really do. However, the hosts snarky dose of hard left rhetoric puts a damper on what otherwise would be a fantastic cast.
A gem and a lovely antidote to homesickness
Tom and Greg are so knowledgeable and passionate about NYC history. Love the series and some day aspire to join one of their walking tours. I lived in NYC throughout the 90s, and miss the city every day. Bowery Boys keeps the city a little closer.
I love this show so much. I look forward to every episode. It’s really helped me connect with the parts of the city I haven’t been able to get to this year. Keep up the great work!
One of my favorites!
I checked out the Bowery Boys podcast after hearing about it from the History Chicks podcast. I’m sooo glad I did! It’s fantastic! VERY well produced and performed. I just listened to the live episode... flawlessly spooooky!
Sarah LMM
Having grown up heading into the city I missed a lot of what makes NY tick. This show has made me appreciate the city more. Now I take trips in to see the sights that are talked about on the show. Almost up to date(6 months of shows to go till I’m caught up). Even have my son hooked. Great show. The banter between the hosts makes it. They are not just telling you what happened, they are sharing what happened.
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Not a fan
Not a fan of how the Bowery BOYS talk about some historically important women.
Great Antidote to Today’s News
I discovered the Bowery Boys while planning for a solo trip to the west coast. A great way to pass time in airplanes and airports and take the mind off traveling. Now I am hooked. Haven’t turned on a television in over ten days. Soon discovered that even episodes which didn’t seem to be of interest were fascinating. Great job guys! I’m sending money as soon as it get home -I want all of it!! SJ
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sj, NC
If you love NYC
Great perspective on NYC and how it historically developed over the past 200 years. Well done!
A New Yorker now living abroad, your podcast is a real way for me to feel connected to my city. So interesting and so fun, thank you guys for your hard work ! Your podcast is amazing !!
Love this podcast and always recommend to friends.
This podcast brings me so much joy! Always interesting and fun.
Bowery Boys
I love these boys. I listen over and over to their shows. I love the city.
Mrs Spink
My favorite podcast for 10 plus years. Love these 2 guys and love New York
Lani G fan
Best history podcast ever!
Love the two hosts, well researched and fascinating. I also appreciate that they don't use distracting sound effects like so many other podcast do. Keep up the good work Bowery boys!. I live in Austin Texas but I'm a native New Yorker and my father was a New York City police captain
Holy crap
This podcast is so good! WE NEED MORE MURDER MYSTERIES!
Simpsons fan123
Informative and entertaining
Always very well researched and clearly presented. Easy to follow and fun to listen to, I can listen for hours and it doesn’t get old.
Worlds Greatest Podcast
Awesome podcast
History Buff 7637
Great podcast
Been listening from the beginning and these guys are great. They keep coming up with excellent shows after all these years. They have a passion for the topics and it shows. One of the last truly great independent podcasts.
The perfect history podcast.
It’s amazing how many of these perfect little history podcasts they can put out
Mr. Yagoobian
Outstanding podcast
I am always enriched by the Bowery Boys. Their podcasts are always informative and entertaining. Well researched, they always able to open my eyes to new places and stories that I, as a native New Yorker, have never known or knew about before listening. Thank you!
A podcast rich in New York City history
I have learned so much about the city’s history on this podcast. The two presenters are fun to listen to as they add to each other’s narrative. Anyone who loves NYC would love this podcast.
I can relax with this podcast
The quality of this podcast surpasses others. It inspires curiosity and intrigue and I often finish the podcast feeling positively inspired. Other comparable podcasts drain my energy and I walk away feeling more anxious and conflicted. I can relax into The Bowery Boys, which is a rare effect amongst the burgeoning generation of new podcasts. Thank you to the moderators for being so different!
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does anyone have this nickname
Great show. I just love it. I was thrilled to find in your archives one on Greenpoint, because my mother and her two older siblings all had worked at the Eberhard Faber factory at one point during the Depression. I must take issue with your pronunciation of EE-berhard. My ancestors always pronounced it ebb-erhard.
Glotia M
My new favorite podcast
I love history and I love the way that The Bowery Boys tie in history with present day NYC.
mere sturkie
The history of home
My family and I moved to Manhattan nearly two years ago. I was wanting to find ways to teach our kids about the place we now call home. I stumbled across this podcast and we love learning about the historical events and places that helped create this great city. This is as EB White said our “final destination”. Thanks for helping us develop a deeper understanding of our new home!
Jaime Panton
Love, love, love!
I lived in New York City while going to graduate school; while I don’t live there anymore, this podcast reminds me of my home. It’s entertaining, well researched, and I learn something new each time I tune in. Thanks for creating this podcast- it helps to bring my city a bit closer to my current home.
Wish I lived in NYC
Hi. I’ve only recently begun listening to these podcasts. I’ve never been disappointed. They’ve been able to bring history alive and interesting. I think they have captured the many facets of an amazing city. I also love their friendly banter. Great job! CharlesJoseph
My favorite podcast!
The episodes are so thorough and informative, and they cover such a wide range of topics! My mom was born and raised in the Bronx and I got her hooked on this podcast. I absolutely love Greg and Tom and enjoy listening to them so much. They have the perfect amount of witty banter. Best Podcast award!!
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