Thursday, May 8, 2008
PODCAST: Old St. Patrick's Cathedral
We don't have a new podcast this week, so I thought I'd take an old one and pull a George Lucas on it, re-cutting it, improving the sound quality and taking out some of the dumb sound effects. I guess you'd say -- it's the Bowery Boys remastered!
Here's our ninth episode on old St Patrick's Cathedral in Little Italy (or Nolita). Why this one?
Next week the Museum of the City of New York opens their new exhibition 'Catholics in New York 1808-1946' so why not go back to the heart of the Catholic scene in the 19th century? Learn about the Hibernians, Martin Scorsese, the naming power of the 90s real-estate market and all those spooky graves.
Listen to it here exclusively:
How St Patrick's looked before the fire:
Mourners gathered at old St Pat's for a memorial to John F Kennedy Jr in 1999