City Between - A New York History Podcast
About This Show
Hi Friends! Hello Explorers! We are excited to have you join our podcast community. Come along as we explore the city between the city and catch glimpses of New York’s lost, forgotten and unexpected history.
The City Between Podcast puts New York City and its history in your hands. Instead of another boring recitation of facts and dates, these exciting “steps” through New York’s streets brings the city’s history to life through storytelling and a close look at its often hidden features. Along the path of these episodes we will meet characters that left their mark on the city and make unexpected connections in the themes that weave through the life of this town.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 3.1 - Water Street Rat Fights: Old Seaport Series
In this episode we begin a new adventure with a series exploring the old Seaport of Manhattan. This is where so much of the city’s lifeblood entered the city in the form of people, goods and capital. It was a place that teemed with activity, smells, the noises of sea life, sewage, paupers, sailors and the promise of adventure and riches. As we make our way down to the old seaport, we’ll try and find what is left of that way of life that flourished for centuries, but is now almost entirely gone from lower Manhattan. In this step we’ll visit the oldest remaining home in the neighborhood - built as a patrician’s home in the 1790s, a hundred years ago it became a den of vice - and rat fights! Find more at www.citybetween.com