The Bowery Boys take us on a tour of Roosevelt Island, past and present, with their latest podcast. [Bowery Boys]

My favorite band, considered by many to be Brooklyn’s finest, is featured in both New York Magazine and The New Yorker this week. The latter article’s the smarter one. [NYM, New Yorker]

New community TV show takes on Staten Island history. [SILive]

Bygone Lefty Utopians of the Bronx [Bronx Bohemian]

Cow escapes Queens slaughterhouse, earns permanent freedom. [City Room; Queens Crap]