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The Historic Bowery: A Walk along Lower Manhattan’s Most Notorious Street
May 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
“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. 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 Manhattan’s infamous and fabled thoroughfare during its late 19th and early 20th century heyday. Meet at the Museum at Eldridge Street and enjoy a post-tour reception in the sanctuary.