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
Inbetweener Ep. 4 - Bitter Search – Fernet Branca Lost and Found
4 days ago
This is a very special episode of City Between, a podcast about the hidden and forgotten corners of New York City’s history. This is an inbetweener episode where we will focus on a single site. Today we are going hunting for a lost and forgotten bottling factory in Tribeca, a neighborhood on the Lower West Side of Manhattan. Though the factory is forgotten, its chief spirit it bottled is not. In fact it is still produced in its home city, Milan, Italy and has made a big come back in the United States in recent years. What I am talking about is nothing less than the the king of Amaro, Fernet Branca. Besides a visit to the old New York factory building, will also be doing a tasting of Fernet with my intrepid inbetweener companion, Damian. I’ll be discussing with him a trying time for Fernet Branca in the US in the 1940s, when the Federal Trade Commission pursued them for false advertising claims. I’ll be reading some of those old claims and ads to Damian as we try out their various drinking suggestions.
Episodes of This Show
Nov 9 2017
Oct 2 2017
Sep 13 2017
Rated 5 out of
Loved following these insights into NYC history. Some strange twists and turns explored.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of
One of my new favorite podcasts. Very detailed history of specific NYC areas.
Date published: 2017-10-23