Friday, December 30, 2011

The Bowery Boys Year In Review -- and the 1,000th post!

Here's a listing of all the podcasts we recorded in 2011. This year we followed New York's contribution to electricity and film, bridged the Narrows and took to the sky, revisited the Revolutionary War via the city's most influential tavern, and spent the summer surviving riots and conspiracies cooked up during the Civil War. If you missed any, you can download directly via the links below, or find us on iTunes or other podcast aggregate sites.

Our podcasts #120 NYC and the Birth of the Movies and #127 The Civil War Draft Riots and  were our most popular shows of the year, but our most downloaded show of 2011 was recorded in December 2010 -- #118 Times Square.

We both would like to thank everybody for listening in this past year! And we look forward to bringing you new tales of the city in 2012. Also, if everything falls in place, we'll be doing our first real expansion into different media next year.

This is also my 1,000 post for the Bowery Boys: New York City History blog. Onward to 2,000!

#119 The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge


#120 NYC and the Birth of the Movies

#121 Fraunces Tavern
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#122 The Grid - The Commissioners Plan of 1811


#123 TRUMP


#124 Idlewild/JFK Airport
#125 Sardi's Restaurant

#126 Fernando Wood: The Scoundrel Mayor

#127 The Civil War Draft Riots
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#128 Hoaxes and Conspiracies of 1864
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Blog page: Welcome to 1864! A 24-karat hoax, New York's first theme restaurant, and a Confederate plot to torch the city


#129 Chinatown
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Blog page: Manhattan's Chinatown: A tribute to the old neighborhood, and to the temptations of rich delicacies and basement vices


#130 Haunted Histories of New York
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Blog page: Haunted Histories of New York: What horrors lie beneath the foundations of the city's treasured landmarks?



#131 The First Apartment Building
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#132 Electric New York: Edison and the City Lights
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Blog page: Electric New York: From gaslight to Edison's Pearl Street Station, illuminating the shadows, re-visualizing the night

1 comment:

  1. I lkie the pictures of NYC. I have worked most of my life in NYC and love it. The information in the blog was great as well. There were things mentioned I did not know about and I thought I knew NYC.

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