Ep 1.3 – Fraunces Tavern Ghosts – Step 3 of the Old New York & New Amsterdam Series

Welcome to the third step of the Old New York & New Amsterdam series! Each episode is step through the streets of Old New York & New Amsterdam. Today we head to Fraunces Tavern to have a drink and talk about some famous history (George Washington) and some forgotten history (Slaves) as well as try to find out where the canals (yes canals!) once ran in New Amsterdam. Come join us!



Come join us through the iTunes podcast app (click here! or just search for “city between”) and at Google Play here (you’ll need to sign in to your gmail account) and Stitcher here. Remember there are three ways you can enjoy City Between:

1. just listen as you go about your day as you would any other podcast!

2. Armchair tour:

If you are enjoying this podcast from the comfort of your home or office or coffee shop and want to follow along visually, here’s the link to the Google Street View at Fraunces Tavern.

3. Visit and take the steps yourself:

If you are in New York and would like to do these steps on your own this episode’s step and the other ones in this series can serve as an audio guide for you as gift from us. Spend an hour or two roaming the streets of New Amsterdam with us. Make sure you start the tour with episode 1.1 Bowling Green and you can follow from there, the previous stop to this one is the Customs House. Here is a handy map of the tour you can use in your smart phone/tablet or print it out as you like (Please note, we will add each step as the episode is released, so this series may not be complete yet):


Gotham is Edwin Burrows and Mike Wallace’s magisterial overview of the city from its start until 1898.

Island at the Center of the World is Russell Shorto’s comprehensive and entertaining history of the colony of New Amsterdam.

You can read more about Judith Jackson’s story in Mary Louise Clifford’s From Slavery to Freetown: Black Loyalists After the American Revolution.