Archive for January 8th, 2009

Because dey ain’t nuthin like…

Because…

…ideas are king and actualized by denizens.

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…because it’s the only place she considered turning 18.

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…because doors are everywhere.

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Because only he would suggest a lunch like this…

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Barack Obama deliberately chose New York as a young man, transferring his junior year from Occidental College to Columbia, and all one has to do is crack the binding of Dreams From My Father to appreciate the authenticity of his experience. It’s all right there in chapter one, paragraph one, sentence four. “The apartment was small,” he writes, “with slanting floors and irregular heat and a buzzer downstairs that didn’t work, so that visitors had to call ahead from a pay phone at the corner gas station, where a black Doberman the size of a wolf paced through the night in vigilant patrol, its jaws clamped around an empty beer bottle.” Before readers have even turned the page, he’s mentioned his stoop, his fire escape, and the Knicks. – NY Magazine

Past, Present, Future

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Because it inspires people to do this…

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New York City is America’s hometown, and everybody is familiar with its famous landmarks, buildings and streets. Come with the Bowery Boys as they dig beneath the pavement to find out some surprising facts about the city.

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.

It’s a podcast for those who live in the Big Apple, plan to visit, or just for those who love fun American.

Mission:
Each week we look at New York’s colorful history, from its day as New Amsterdam to the recent past.

To New Yorkers: we’re all paying a ridiculous amount of cash to live in this city, so why not get your money’s worth by knowing more about it?

And for you non-NYers: we’ll make it a little easier for to start your love affair with this wacky big city.

www.boweryboyspodcast.com

Because he lived here.



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