Sidewalks of New York

Every New Yorker -- and every person even remotely interested in American history -- should buy and memorize Ric Burns' New York. It tells our nation's history through the lens of the Big Apple and makes you wish you'd had your literature and music teachers sitting in on your childhood history lectures to add anecdotes about Whitman and fall instantaneously into song. This version of Sidewalks of New York (sung by Robert Sean Leonard -- just found that out) has always been one of my favorite scenes in the documentary.


  1. Roland says:

    I love this version of the tune and would love to get a digital copy of it. I didn't know that Robert Sean Leonard was the vocalist. Any ideas where I might find it would be greatly appreciated.