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Ride the Subway

Ride the subway. The New York subway system is unforgivable. This ancient warren of tunnels, bridges, and elevated rails has not aged well over the last one hundred years. As you descend to the depths of the New York subway all kinds of smells—human, animal and chemical—assault the senses. Screeching train wheels, synthesizers of subway musicians turned up to 10, incomprehensible intercom announcements, and irate … Read More Ride the Subway

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Ep 10 – Rise up and Fight Washington! – A Vision on Water Street

In this episode of the City Between we continue our exploration of New York in war time, as the city’s residents endured seven long years of war against Rebel forces from 1776-1783. We are going in search of a disembodied voice, that called out to a soldier in barrack on Water Street in 1781, giving a vision of Americans rising up to fight George Washington and … Read More Ep 10 – Rise up and Fight Washington! – A Vision on Water Street

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Ep 9 -To Kidnap a Prince – Hanover Square

In this episode of the City Between we travel to the heart of the Anti-Revolutionary War – New York City in 1781. This city teeming with Loyalists and the headquarters of the British in their campaign against the Rebels received a visit from the Royal Family, a 16-year old prince looking for a good time in war time. We follow his adventures in Manhattan and … Read More Ep 9 -To Kidnap a Prince – Hanover Square

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Museum Headache – CURED!

For a long time, I have been working on the diagnosis of an affliction I and many others I know have experienced: Museum Headache. But I also have been hard at work on a cure, which I am pleased to finally share with you, at no cost. Enjoy! New York City is full to the brim of world-class museums—we all know that. By some … Read More Museum Headache – CURED!

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Ep 8 – Conspiracy Afoot – A Walk in the Village

In this episode of the City Between podcast we go on a walk in Greenwich Village in the cold winter of 1864 with two men – one who was contemplating the worst treachery – as they took a walk around the neighborhood, stopping to drink for the courage to lay bare the plan. LISTEN: Listen to the episode right now, just here to open player. … Read More Ep 8 – Conspiracy Afoot – A Walk in the Village

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Ep 6 – A Pirate Farm in Brooklyn – The Turk’s Plantation

In this episode of City Between – the podcast of New York History’s forgotten and mysterious corners – we go on a slightly Quixotic hunt in Brooklyn for a remanent of the farm of Anthony Jansen van Sale, New York’s first documented Muslim. This farm dates from 1639 and to make our journey 400 years into the past we follow old Indian and Colonial … Read More Ep 6 – A Pirate Farm in Brooklyn – The Turk’s Plantation

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Ep 4 – A Vanished Mohawk Village in Brooklyn

  In this episode of the City Between Podcast–a show where we explore New York City’s uncommon history–we seek out the lost village of the Mohawk Indians near downtown Brooklyn. We search for the traces of this neighborhood known today as Boerum Hill, but whose past its residents called Downtown Kahnawake, after their reservation in Quebec. We’ll visit one of its last echoes, a saloon … Read More Ep 4 – A Vanished Mohawk Village in Brooklyn

Ep 5 – Fernet Branca: Made in NYC

This is a very special episode of City Between, a podcast about the hidden and forgotten corners of New York City’s history.Today we are going hunting for a lost and forgotten bottling factory in Tribeca, a neighborhood on the Lower West Side of Manhattan. Though the factory is forgotten, its chief spirit it bottled is not. In fact it is still produced in its … Read More Ep 5 – Fernet Branca: Made in NYC

Ep 3 – The Kingdom of Ice

In this episode we travel to the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn to a last sign of the Lost Kingdom of Ice, the Rubel Coal and Ice Corporation building. Once upon a time natural ice ruled, cut from the lakes of Upstate New York and New England, it shipped to the streets of New York City, where ice trucks clattered across the cobblestones to deliver the … Read More Ep 3 – The Kingdom of Ice

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Ep 2 – A Tavern in Exile

In this episode we take a trip out to Queens to explore a bar in exile, a tavern of a country no longer there: the Gottscheer Hall in Ridgewood. This is a episode is a standalone “inbetweener”. We will have one more of these inbetweeners next week before moving on to our next series on Old Greenwich Village.  I am joined by my friend Damian … Read More Ep 2 – A Tavern in Exile

Ep 1 – Santa Claus is From New York City

Santa Claus in the City Today we explore the birth of Santa Claus in New York City in the early 1800s, the progeny of a prankster writer from downtown (Washington Irving) and a poet and father in Chelsea (C. C. Moore). We hope you enjoy! The featured photo above is of Santa overseeing dim sum in Brooklyn’s Chinatown. Here’s a photo from Clement Clark … Read More Ep 1 – Santa Claus is From New York City

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International iTunes links

For non-US iTunes user City Between Tours are available in most iTunes stores internationally. Open the iTunes store app on your smart phone or computer and search for “City Between Burnside” and the tour should appear. Follow the instructions to purchase. Here are some of international links: United Kingdom iTunes Italian iTunes Canadian iTunes Dutch iTunes German iTunes Swedish iTunes Turkish iTunes Australian iTunes Indonesian iTunes Chilean … Read More International iTunes links