The Bowery Boys: New York City History
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. Why not look a little closer and have fun while doing it?
#280 House of Mystery: The Story of the Collyer Brothers
The strange story of the Collyer Brothers, two hermits who retreated from the world inside their dilapidated Harlem mansion.
#279 A New Year in Old New York: From Times Square to Chinatown
The ultimate history of New Year's celebrations in New York City.
#278 Newark vs. LaGuardia: The Tale of Two Airports
Newark Liberty International Airport or LaGuardia Airport? Which do you prefer? (Or is the answer -- none of the above. Give me JFK!) Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy history! In this episode, we present the origin stories of New York City's airports and airfields. The skies over New York have been graced with aircraft for almost 110 years. In fact the first 'flying machine' was flown by no less than Wilbur Wright, the man who (with his brother Orville) invented the airplane. Yet by the time the U.S. government began regulating the skies in the 1920s -- making way for commercial aviation -- the city had failed to develop an adequate airfield of its own. Meanwhile the thriving city of Newark, New Jersey, had just opened a glistening new airport, and in 1929 it was awarded the government's coveted airmail contract. Brooklyn's new Floyd Bennett Field didn't stand a chance because of it. This did not sit well with Mayor Fiorello La Guardia who engineered a spectacular ta...
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