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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“Wonderful and handsome are my words for this!”

I was swash-buckled by the amazing plethora of facilities available, stayed at the Garden Duplex Apartment and right from the patio to the kitchen to the rooms and all that was present were seriously flabbergasting!

I have never come across something as serene and as subtle as the Garden View Apartment, the facilities were amazing and the place was beautiful, it was a perfect what you call it as a ‘Perfect Zen Retreat’ for me and my family and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there!

I would definitely recommend this to anyone and if you want to spend some good quality time with your family away from the hustle bustle of the city, mind you that East Village Apartments are the best for you eyes closed! Very inviting and very appealing, I don’t have words to describe the enjoyment and relaxing we had!

-Gurneet Singh Punnia