I was recently introduced to The Bowery Boys Podcast
by a friend of mine who was telling me all about the second story store fronts in New York City that had been created, and some still remain, for those passengers on the now defunct elevated train line. He mentioned that he'd learned about it on a New York history podcast, and I thought it was such a delightful story about history in plain sight, and one that made me more aware of the truly wonderful things all around, that soon I was bingeing on these stories. They have episodes on some landmarks of particular interest to me: The Plaza Hotel, The Stonewall Riots, Carnegie Hall, and some fascinating episodes of New York's paranormal past. Greg Young and Tom Meyers are "the Bowery Boys", two amateur historians, and really charming hosts who take the listener on a trip through time back to the New York's glory days. And come May, their book The Bowery Boys Adventures In Old New York
will be available. While I would
love them to check some of their Judy Garland facts, I am a very ardent new fan, and think anyone living in this city, new comer or "old timer" should have them as virtual companions on their journeys through the city.
|Greg (on the left) and Tom (on the right) creators and hosts of The Bowery Boys podcast-- photo from www.boweryboyshistory.com|