Secrets of The Bowery
Photos by Untapped New York
Explore one of the most architecturally and historically diverse streets in New York City, comprising buildings from nearly every decade between 1800 and 1940, The Bowery!
Learn about the famous Bull’s Head Tavern on Canal Street and the Bowery
Visit the spot where P.T. Barnum opened his first store in 1839
Stop at the site of the Bowery Mission which still operates
Pass by the old Amato Opera house
Learn about flophouses
See the sites of many theaters that once were on the Bowery
About the event:
Lower East Side residents, along with folks from all over the city, would flock to the Bowery to hear song buskers like Irving Berlin, see moving pictures, open a bank account, or get a bowl of soup when falling on hard times.
Home to theaters, grand bank buildings, education centers, and flophouses, the historic 1.5-mile Bowery had it all. Originally part of the Mohican or Wickquasgeck Trail, which connected Algonquin territory spanning all the way to Montreal, the Dutch settled their New Amsterdam bouweries, or farms, all along the trail, further cementing the land as a major thoroughfare.
The Bowery was officially given its name in 1813, and earned a reputation as a place for wild fun and an anything-goes attitude. Visit numerous sites including the grand Cooper Union building, the former sites of Amato Opera House, music venue CBGB, and much more.
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