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Adventures in Old New York

By Greg Young, Tom Meyers

Uncover fascinating, little-known histories of New York City’s five boroughs in The Bowery Boys’ official companion to their wildly popular, award-winning podcast


It was 2007. Sitting at a kitchen table and speaking into an old karaoke microphone, Greg Young and Tom Meyers recorded their first podcast. They weren’t history professors or voice actors. They were just two guys living in the Bowery and possessing an unquenchable thirst for the fascinating stories from New York City’s past. Nearly 200 episodes later, 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. In their uniquely approachable style, the authors bring to life everything from makeshift forts of the early Dutch years to the opulent mansions of The Gilded Age. They weave tales that will reshape your view of famous sites like Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, and the High Line. Then they go even further to reveal notorious dens of vice, scandalous Jazz Age crime scenes, and park statues with strange pasts.


Greg Young

Greg Young is the co-host of the Bowery Boys: New York City history podcast with Tom Meyers and author of the Bowery Boys History blog. You can hear the Bowery Boys explore the various corners of the Big Apple’s big history — from the early days of the Revolutionary War to the seedy times of 1970s Times Square — by subscribing to their podcast. Greg was born in the Ozarks and vows one day to drive the entirety of Route 66 while wearing a Superman costume.

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Tom Meyers

Tom Meyers co-hosts the Bowery Boys New York City History Podcast with Greg Young. Subscribe to their free bi-weekly podcast through iTunes to hear the duo recount stories of New York’s never-dull past. Tom is also the editor of, a guide to affordable travel in Europe, and might very well hold a record for the number of budget hotels inspected and reviewed.

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Released: May 2016
Price: $17.95

ISBN-10: 1612435572
ISBN-13: 9781612435572

6" x 9"
300 pages

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