NYC History: Bowery Boys Archive
About This Show
This feed is specifically devoted to our older episodes, remixed and better sounding than ever. And specially illustrated with pictures of the people and places we're talking about Check out our regular Bowery Boys feed for the newest shows.
The Bowery Boys, Greg Young and Tom Meyers, have lived in New York for the last fifteen years and have been curious about the city since the day they arrived. Join them for a fun take on history, a "romp down the back alleys of New York City."
Each week, they look into another fascinating aspect of the Big Apple -- the people, the places, its beginnings and effects on American culture.
Most Recent Episode
#78 The Great Fire of 1835
The Great Fire of 1835 devastated the city during one freezing December evening, destroying hundreds of buildings and changing the face of Manhattan forever. It underscored the city's need for a functioning water system and permanent fire department.
So why were there so many people drinking champagne in the street?
Listen in as we recount this breathtaking tale of the biggest fire in New York City history.
THIS IS A SPECIAL ILLUSTRATED PODCAST! Chapter headings with images have been embedded in this show, so if your listening device is compatible with AAC/M4A files, just hit play and a variety of pictures should pop up. The audio is superior than the original as well. (This will work as a normal audio file even if the images don’t appear.)
ORIGINALLY RELEASED MARCH 13, 2009