The Bowery: The Strange History of New York’s Oldest Street

Janes Walk

Led By Stephen Paul DeVillo

A look at the historic Bowery from Native American and Dutch times, through its evolution into a rowdy street of saloons and entertainments, its long decline, and its revival as a locale of arts, music, and culture. With its character today threatened by accelerating redevelopment, we’ll examine the Bowery’s changing streetscape, and issues of civic memory and historic preservation. In cooperation with the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors.

Friday, May 4
6:00 PM
2 Hours

Walk Details
Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Accessibility: Family-friendly
Meeting Location

The Black Cube, Astor Place, Fourth Avenue and East 8th Street


#6 subway Astor Place station; N/R subway 8th Street NYU station

Finding your walk leader

Your walk leader will have a grey beard and be with a clipboard by the Cube

Ending Location

Bowery and Grand Street

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