A Little Bit of History…

A Little Bit of History East Village

The East Village

A Little Bit of History

Rob Hollander, of Save the Lower East Side, and Eric Ferrara, director of the Lower East Side History Project. He spoke about the historical contrasts of the street known as Bowery. Bowery, the city’s first theater district and at the same time the notorious red light district of early New York City. Bowery is the name of the area where our East Village Apartment Buildings are situated.

The term “Jim Crow,” meaning black segregation, originated with a character in a Bowery minstrel show, according to a timeline that BAN has issued. The great 19th-century American actor Edwin Booth performed on the Bowery. And later, so did Eddie Cantor, W.C. Fields, Al Jolson and Jimmy Durante. Yiddish theater in America was born on the Bowery and “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” had its opening on the Bowery.

Punk rock and the Ramones rocked at CBGB (closed in October 2006) on the Bowery. The Bowery Mission, which takes its name from the street famed as the city’s Skid Row, has been saving derelict bodies and souls since 1879. In the 1890s there were a dozen gay bars in the Bowery neighborhood. It was where early gangs — associated with political clubs and volunteer fire companies — constituted the underworld. McGurk’s Suicide Hall, a brothel that got its nickname from the prostitutes who decided to end it all there, was at 285 Bowery.

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Apartment is so Chic and Perfect

This apartment is so chic and perfect for a girl’s weekend with my sister. We each had our own beds and the sheets were soft and amazing. I’d actually love to know where to purchase a set of these sheets for my apartment back home. We visited on such a warm weekend, and being from Colorado I’m not used to the humidity, so the AC at night was a god-send. There’s also a cute little courtyard in the back filled with green trees and birds singing and there were people enjoying conversations out on their patios, which all felt very cozy and European. We were right near Soho which is dangerous for the wallet but so fun – there was a ton of shopping and cute places to grab wine on the patio. I’m obsessed and recommending all my friends to stay down here next time they’re in town for work.

-Leanna