Meet tom meyers and greg young - the faces behind the voices of the popular nyc podcast 'the bowery boys' for 5+ years, tom & greg have been sharing the rich, colorful history of nyc and they. The bowery boys: new york city history by bowery boys media new york city history is america's history it's the hometown of the world, and most people know the city's familiar landmarks, buildings and streets. Bowery boys is a webcomic exploring life antebellum new york through the experiences of one of the city’s most notorious gangs, the self-same bowery boys every week artists and veteran comics.
The bowery also marked the eastern border of the slum of five points - popularized in the movie gangs of new york the bowery then became the turf of one of america's earliest street gangs, the native bowery boys. Listen to the bowery boys: new york city history episodes free, on demand new york city history is america's history it's the hometown of the world, and most people know the city's familiar landmarks, buildings and streets. 2 the bowery boys one of the most storied gangs of new york, the bowery boys were a band of lower manhattan toughs who clashed with the irish five points gangs during the 1840s, 50s and 60s. We love telling the story of new york's people, places and events in our free podcast, the bowery boys: new york city history we've produced more than 250 shows in the past ten years, and, as the show has grown and research become more intensive in the past two years, we've switched to a monthly schedule.
The series pairs parallel movies from the two new york–born directors’ filmographies: the night after the bowery, bam will screen scorsese’s gangs of new york, his 2002 opus set in lower manhattan during the civil war years. The dead rabbits riot was a two-day civil disturbance in new york city resulting from what was originally a small-scale street fight between members of the dead rabbits and the bowery boys into a citywide gang war which occurred july 4–5, 1857. Historical gangs in new york city, specifically those of the bowery and five points districts many of these topics were described in herbert asbury's the gangs of new york and fictionalized in director martin scorsese's the 2002 film, gangs of new york. 1 bowery boys – the bowery boys were a nativist, anti-catholic, and anti-irish gang based out of the bowery neighborhood of manhattan in the mid-19th century despite its reputation as one of the most notorious gangs of new york city at the time the gang was made up exclusively of volunteer firemen, though some worked as mechanics and butchers.
New york city history is america's history it's the hometown of the world, and most people know the city's familiar landmarks, buildings and streets. Vintage brooklyn’s gang activity is mapped out in a new york times graphic from august 1, 1974, which new york city history blog the bowery boys recently dug up the map reveals that the. Five points was a nineteenth century neighbourhood in the area now known as lower manhattan in new york city the bowery boys, a gang mainly made up of firefighters, would go out in red shirts. Listening to the bowery boys history podcast is like an intimate hang session with a couple of your friends that respect the hell out of a solid pun, and get that you’re into the cool, quirky nature of new york city the bowery boys duo consists of tom meyers and greg young, two friends who script a witty history banter focused on new york city.
The bowery in lower manhattan is one of new york city’s oldest addresses that history is now being preserved, as the bowery has just been listed on the national register of historic places. Many gangs, including both the bowery boys and the dead rabbits, clashed with police and union army troops in the 1863 new york city draft riots an illegal tenement crams in residents at five cents a spot. New york city history is america's history it's the hometown of the world, and most people knows its familiar landmarks, buildings and streets.
Gangs such as the bowery boys, the broadway boys, and the 40 thieves were all real gangs mentioned in gangs of new york the movie also featured one of the most powerful and prominent irish gangs in the five points during the 1850s: the dead rabbits. 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. The bowery boys were a nativist, anti-catholic, and anti-irish gang based out of the bowery neighborhood of manhattan, new york city in the early-mid-19th century in contrast with the irish immigrant tenement of the five points , one of the worst city slums in america, the bowery was a much more well-off working class community.
The bowery boys: new york city history bowery boys podcasts the bowery boys podcast december 2, 2014 august 13, 2015 bowery boys 7376 views 20 comments gangs of new york, gangsters, greenpoint, williamsburg one of the few photos ever taken of any new york street gang was this image shot in 1887 by read more gangs of new york. The bowery boys: new york city history bowery boys media - history. Gangs of new york (19th century) some of the most prominent and powerful gangs were the rivals, the dead rabbits and the bowery boys, whose skirmishes scattered from what is now chinatown to the civil center these gangs were influenced and used by the politics of new york at the time in the mid-19 th century, the new york city was. From the bowery boys to the dead rabbits, meet the five points gangs that were the real-life gangs of new york in the 1800s 1 of 31 bandit's roost, an alleyway where gangsters and thugs would congregate.