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

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Overview

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

“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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612435572
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 06/21/2016
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 162,802
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Have a Great New York Week vi

Manhattan: Situate the Reader-The Neighborhoods xviii

Chapter 1 New York Harbor 1

Chapter 2 Battery Park 17

Chapter 3 West Financial District 31

Chapter 4 East Financial District 47

Chapter 5 City Hall and South Street Seaport 67

Chapter 8 Tribeca and Foley Square 87

Chapter 7 Chinatown and Little Italy 103

Chapter 8 SoHo and Nolita 123

Chapter 9 Lower East Side 139

Chapter 10 East Village 161

Chapter 11 The Bowery and Astor Place 179

Chapter 12 Greenwich Village 197

Chapter 13 West Village 217

Chapter 14 Chelsea and the Meatpacking District 235

Chapter 15 Union Square and the Flatiron District 255

Chapter 16 Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, and Murray Hill 279

Chapter 17 Herald Square and the Tenderloin: 27th Street to 40th Street, from Madison Square to the Hudson River 299

Chapter 18 Midtown East and Turtle Bay: 40th Street to 60th Street, from Madison Avenue to the East River 321

Chapter 19 Times Square and Rockefeller Center: 40th Street to 60th Street, from Fifth Avenue to Eighth Avenue 343

Chapter 20 Hell's Kitchen and Columbus Circle: 40th Street to 60th Street, from Eighth Avenue to the Hudson River 369

Chapter 21 Upper West Side and Riverside Park: 60th Street to 110th Street, from Central Park West to the Hudson River 389

Chapter 22 Central Park 409

Chapter 23 Upper East Side and Yorkville 427

Chapter 24 Harlem and Morningside Heights: 110th Street to 145th Street, Harlem River to Hudson River 445

Chapter 25 Washington Heights and Inwood: 145th Street to Spuyten Duyvil, Harlem River to Hudson River 467

Bowery Boys Bookshelf 486

Favorite Websites 488

Photo Credits 489

Index 490

Acknowledgments 507

About the Authors 508

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