Bowery Boys Archive: The Early Years
About This Show
This feed is specifically devoted to our older episodes (2007-2009), 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
#81 The Puck Building: "What Fools These Mortals Be!"
A 6-foot plump gold impish figure stares down at you as you look up to observe the gorgeous red-brick design of the Puck Building, built for one of the 19th Century's most popular illustrated publications. But this architectural masterpiece was very nearly wiped away by a sudden decision by the city. How did it survive? Puck's utterance "What Fools These Mortals Be!" is the slogan for Puck Magazine and words written by Shakespeare. WITH several new minutes of material outlining the Puck Building's recent history. ORIGINALLY RELEASED APRIL 23, 2009 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.)