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  1. The naming of Times Square -- 110 years ago todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 8 | The Bowery Boys

    Looking south towards the Times Building, 1904 and 2013: Top pic courtesy Library of Congress; Bottom pic courtesy nyclovesnyc From the New York Times, April 9, 1904: " Mayor [George B.] McClellan yesterday signed the resolution adopted by the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday last changing the name of Long Acre Square to that of Times Square.


  2. The history of the South Street Seaport: A robust story of economic...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 4 | The Bowery Boys

    The daily bustle at the Fulton Fish Market, 1936, photographed by Berenice Abbott PODCAST The glory of early New York came from its role as one of the world's great ports.


  3. The real 'Muppets Take Manhattan': 21 wacky historical...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 21 | The Bowery Boys

    The Bowery Boys Obsessive Guides look very, very closely at a classic movie filmed in New York City, finding buried history, additional context and a few secrets within various scenes and plot points.


  4. The Alienist by Caleb Carr, released 20 years ago this week:...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2014 | The Bowery Boys

    NOTE: This article has a few plot spoilers but no major twists are revealed or discussed.


  5. Lord & Taylor's splashy move to Fifth Avenue in 1914, to the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2014 | The Bowery Boys

    Lord & Taylor's at Broadway and 38th Street, in the 1920s, photo by the Wurts Brothers Loehmann's , the once-great Brooklyn-based department store, closes all their locations for good tomorrow, another causality of the changing economy and people's changing tastes in shopping.


  6. No sheep in Sheepshead Bay, but lots of fish with human teethRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2014 | The Bowery Boys

    The sheepshead is a common variety marine fish known for its distinctive black stripes and a very scary looking set of teeth .


  7. History in the making 2/18: Pennsylvania Station editionRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2014 | The Bowery Boys

    Aging beauty: The entrance of Penn Station, photographed by James Burke in 1957 for Life Magazine.


  8. At The Ready: The History of the New York City Fire DepartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2014 | The Bowery Boys

    T he distinguished members of New York's various volunteer fire brigades, posing for the photographer Matthew Brady in 1858 PODCAST The New York City Fire Department protects the five boroughs from a host of disasters and mishaps -- five-alarm blazes, a kitchen fire run amok, rescue operations and even those dastardly midtown elevators, always ... (more)


  9. The patriotic story of how the Kosciuszko Bridge got its nameRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2014 | The Bowery Boys

    The approach to the Kosciuszko Bridge, photographed in 1939 by the Wurts Brothers.


  10. The first Sherlock Holmes film ever was made in Union Square. And the second? In Flatbush, BrooklynRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2014 | The Bowery Boys

    Above: While Sherlock Holmes made his film debut in 1900, he hit the stage a bit earlier.


  11. The mayoral inauguration 100 years ago was quite a headache -- 'the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2013 | The Bowery Boys

    On Wednesday, January 1, 2014, Bill de Blasio will be inaugurated at City Hall to become the 109th Mayor of New York City, sworn in by President Bill Clinton .


  12. Robert Moses was born 125 years ago today. Here's ten ways to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2013 | The Bowery Boys

    One hundred and twenty-five years ago today, Robert Moses was unleashed upon the world, born in New Haven, Connecticut, on Dwight Street .


  13. The Broadway Musical: A trip through NYC's musical history, from...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2013 | The Bowery Boys

    The comely ladies of 'The Black Crook'. The show originally debuted at Niblo's Garden, although I believe the photo above is from a later revival.


  14. Venuses in Fur -- New York society ladies in fancy animal skinRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2013 | The Bowery Boys

    The Metropolitan Opera's soprano sensation Geraldine Ferrar , photo taken April 1913.


  15. Where did New Yorkers first buy recorded music?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2013 | The Bowery Boys

    "Photograph shows a boy and a girl dancing while an Edison Home Phonograph plays in a house in Broad Channel, Queens, New York City."


  16. The Hotel Theresa: An historic treasure of HarlemRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2013 | The Bowery Boys

    The Hotel Theresa, as it looks today, White Castle and all. PODCAST The Hotel Theresa is considered a genuine Harlem gem, both for its unique architecture and its special place in history as the hub for African-American life in the 1940s and 50s.


  17. Ghost Stories of Old New York: Tales from the Revolution, restless...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2013 | The Bowery Boys

    The Van Cortlandt House, 1906 PODCAST This is the Bowery Boys 7th annual Halloween podcast , with four new scary stories to chill your bones and keep you up at night, generally doused with strange and fascinating facts about New York City.


  18. This Friday: Bowery Boys 7th Annual Ghost Stories PodcastRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2013 | The Bowery Boys

    Above: The DoppelgA¤nger, a creepy wood engraving from Harper's Magazine, 1871 It's our favorite time of year -- time for the annual Bowery Boys New York ghost stories podcast! The new show -- featuring four more frightening tales -- will be available this Friday.


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