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The Bowery Boys: Adventures in Old New York: An Unconventional Exploration of Manhattan's Historic Neighborhoods, Secret Spots and Colorful Characters
     

The Bowery Boys: Adventures in Old New York: An Unconventional Exploration of Manhattan's Historic Neighborhoods, Secret Spots and Colorful Characters

by Greg Young, Tom Meyers
 

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“Among the best city-centric series.”–New York Times

THE BOWERY BOYS' OFFICIAL COMPANION TO THEIR WILDLY POPULAR, AWARD-WINNING PODCAST

The Bowery Boys podcast is a phenomenon, thrilling audiences each month with one amazing story after the next. Now, in their first-ever book, the duo gives you an exclusive personal

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“Among the best city-centric series.”–New York Times

THE BOWERY BOYS' OFFICIAL COMPANION TO THEIR WILDLY POPULAR, AWARD-WINNING PODCAST

The Bowery Boys podcast is a phenomenon, thrilling audiences each month with one amazing story after the next. Now, in their first-ever book, the duo gives you an exclusive personal tour through New York’s old cobblestone streets and gas-lit back alleyways. Featuring fascinating guides to:

• Hell's Kitchen and Columbus Circle
• The Bowery and Astor Place
• Tribeca and Foley Square
• Chinatown and Little Italy
• and all the rest of New York!

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times - Sam Roberts
[This] easily accessible manual will not only steer you to sites you might have overlooked, but also provide ammunition for games of Trivial Pursuit…[a] witty historical field guide…
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"The subtitle to The Bowery Boys sets high expectations... Happily, they are met by Greg Young and Tom Meyers, transplants from the Midwest." —Sam Roberts,The New York TImes

“Meyers and Young have become unofficial ambassadors of New York City history.” —NPR

“Delightfully old-fashioned without feeling recondite.” —The Observer

“Breezy and informative, crowded with the finest grifters, knickerbockers, spiritualists, and city-builders to stalk these streets since back when New Amsterdam was just some farms.” —Village Voice

“The Bowery Boys weave stories on everything from Dutch forts to Gilded Age mansions, and provide opportunities to relook at familiar landmarks like Grand Central and Times Square.” —City Guide NY

“Young and Meyers have an all-consuming curiosity to work out what happened in their city in years past, including the Newsboys Strike of 1899, the history of the Staten Island Ferry, and the real-life sites on which Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl is based.” —The Guardian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612435572
Publisher:
Ulysses Press
Publication date:
06/21/2016
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
90,463
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)

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Greg Young is one of the co-founders of the incredibly popular New York City history podcast, The Bowery Boys. He lives in New York City.

Tom Meyers is one of the co-founders of the incredibly popular New York City history podcast, The Bowery Boys. He lives in New York City.

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