The Bowery


One of Manhattan’s oldest thoroughfares, the Bowery, stretching from Cooper Square to Chatham Square, has a fascinatingly rich history which has left an equally rich built environment. From a fashionable shopping and residential neighborhood at the end of the 18th century, to a bustling center of dry goods, hardware and other specialty stores, to an entertainment mecca and later the notorious “skid row” in the 20th century, the Bowery was always a part of the city’s culture, for better or for worse. In recent years, the mix of historic structures along the street has been threatened by high-rise hotel development. The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors was formed to help save the remaining historic buildings on the Bowery and to celebrate the avenue’s important history.

Six to Celebrate Tour Series: Bowery

Six to Celebrate Neighborhood Talks: The Bowery

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•Map of the Bowery


Six to Celebrate is generously supported by The New York Community Trust.

Additional support for the Six to Celebrate Tours is provided by New York City Councilmembers Inez Dickens, Daniel Garodnick, Stephen Levin and Rosie Mendez.

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