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Bowery

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Address: 121 Wooster St, New York City, NY 10012-3857
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+1 212-226-9543
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A century ago the Bowery's music halls, theaters and upscale joints drew...

A century ago the Bowery's music halls, theaters and upscale joints drew folks from all over the city, but these days it's a bit of a skid row... though parts of the area seem on the upswing again.

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Fun neighborhood with an interesting history

I enjoyed my visit to the Bowery. There are several interesting buildings and there is quite an interesting history in this neighborhood. There are several interesting shops and... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Rehsinup19
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Kent, Washington
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Kent, Washington
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit to the Bowery. There are several interesting buildings and there is quite an interesting history in this neighborhood. There are several interesting shops and nice restaurants to explore as well.

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Australia
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

The Bowery obviously has a lot of history but part of that history is very seedy and some of that feel remains today. Although there are parts of the Bowery that are being regenerated now and this is noticable further north. For those out there that may be Gen X and appreciate Indie Rock Culture, if you head down East... More 

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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

This is not the finest section of Manhattan, and this the term "Bowery" has come to mean what it does. It originally was the road to Peter Stuyvesant's farm (the word is Dutch for farm. It is lined with shops that sell commercial supply goods and a few seedy bars.

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Thank Richard C
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

We landed here by a random mistake. But then as they say, some mistakes should always be made for your own good. We walked across the street for considerable distance at both ends just to absorb the experience of Bowery. Did i say that it was worth every step.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 October 2014

Ah, the Bowery in its “glory” days! Seedy, scandalous, dirty, exciting place. To get a feeling of those times, see “She done him Wrong” (1933) with Mae West and a very young Cary Grant. It’s a street in lower Manhattan stretching from Chatham Square to Cooper Square. The name comes from the old Dutch word “bowerij” meaning “farm”: the land... More 

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Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain
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Reviewed 23 September 2014

It is not as elegant as mmidtown streets, but one can feel like it were Blade Runner beng filmed there. Cross the street and you are in China, cross back and you can try a gelatto and you are in the NY where the streets have a name. Ol

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

Great way to spend the day. Fun street with lots of shops, restaurants, coffee chops, markets and bars. I enjoyed my walk.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Nice area to walk around and see the old and new buildings. Do some research so you don't wander around aimlessly, there is a lot of history in NYC neighborhoods.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

This hotel was incredible. The suite with the patio was luxury our entire group celebrated. The service was excellent. The atmosphere exclusive.

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White Plains
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

One will never forget the Bowery. It's part of New York's past and is part of it's future. It's an era of time that needs to be visited. Yes it is changing but the sense of how it once was is very evident. Again be careful, but visit the Bowery.

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SoHo
Once the artistic hub of New York City, SoHo (South of Houston) is now one of the premiere shopping destinations in the world. Housing everything from the most popular luxury brands to swank boutiques you won’t find anywhere else, this is a sophisticated shopper’s dream come true. Broadway teems with big-name stores and people during the day, while Prince and Spring Streets are the other main drags to explore by foot. Take a detour down the quieter side streets to see the real star of the district –majestic cast-iron architecture everywhere you look. What were once warehouses and art studios are now meticulously restored loft buildings favored by many of New York’s celebrities, making SoHo one of the trendiest addresses in the city. The pretty streets of Nolita (North of Little Italy) offer a more sedate vibe, with plenty of tiny boutiques and hip restaurants to seek out.
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