London's New York
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An opinionated exploration of the greatest city in the world, starring historian, tour guide, and socialist agitator Daniel London
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Central Park||The most famous park in the world? Maybe. Inevitable stop on the Manhattan tourist trail? Absolutely. But Central Park is also an amazing laboratory for a 150-year-old experiment in urban planning and social identity,||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Zuccotti Park||Seven years ago this week, this innocuous-looking downtown courtyard was taken over by Occupy Wall Street, and what resulted was one of the most exciting, chaotic, and controversial public protests ever held in New York.||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Sunnyside Gardens||Dan and David explore a largely unknown quasi-suburban corner of Queens – Sunnyside Gardens, a place so downright pleasant, it might be revolutionary.||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: Roosevelt Island||A strange and unique spit of land in the middle of the East River, where we talk about the history of charity and looking to the future of the past.||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Lenny’s Grave||We trek to Green-Wood Cemetery to find the final resting place of one of the all-time most quintessential New Yorkers, and talk about the the power (and limitations) of his quest to use the performing arts as a force for social progress.||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine||Our very first episode takes us uptown to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and the strange pleasures of buildings designed to make you feel unimportant.||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A really enjoyable dive into history
Dan and David do a great job making the history of various landmarks throughout New York extremely tangible! Wonderful show!
Great series. Love the coverage of Sunnyside Gardens.
Liking the podcast.
Gem of a podcast
It’s been interesting and entertaining to hear about these places and why they’re significant. As a New Yorker it is fun to learn about these places I’ve heard about or walked by (even if I didn’t venture inside)!
Looking forward to more episodes and nuggets of wisdom.