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
#68 New York City Marathon
A true five-borough episode! The New York City Marathon hosts thousands of runners from all over the world, the dream project of the New York Road Runners and in particular one Fred Lebow, an employee of the Fashion District turned athletic icon. Find out how he launched a massive race in the midst of bankrupt New York. Also -- our guest host Tanya Bielski-Braham takes us on a speedy tour of the course, from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Tavern on the Green.
NOTE: This show was originally recorded in October 2008. As a result, the cancellation of the New York Marathon -- and the controversies surrounding that -- are not included in this show.
The map included in the enhanced features of this show are for the 2014 race. Please consult www.nyrr.org for more information.