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25 April

New York City History


The Bowery Boys have a very specific history related podcast. All the subjects they talk about have something to do with New York City. Today they covered Riker’s Island, the famous prison island in New York.

What do Salvador Dali, John Jacob Astor, Peter Stuyvesant, the Civil War, and a big pile of trash have to do with the world’s biggest penal colony? We connect the dots in this history of Rikers Island.

Listen to the episode at their website The Bowery Boys | New York City History

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