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The Historic Bowery: A Walk along Lower Manhattan’s Most Notorious Street
May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Esther Crain, founder of the website Ephemeral New York and author of The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910 for a tour of the Bowery, Manhattan’s infamous and fabled thoroughfare during its late 19th and early 20th century heyday.
“Next to Broadway, the most thoroughly characteristic street in the city is the Bowery,” wrote one journalist in 1872. Once one of New York’s most elegant streets, the Bowery became the city’s noisy, gritty main drag for cheap goods, raucous music halls, gang hangouts, flophouses, and Tammany Hall barrooms. This walking tour meets at the Museum at Eldridge Street and includes a post-tour reception in the sanctuary.