Tag: The Bowery

Happy Chanukah from the Village – Celebrating Through History!

I was holiday shopping at my local bookstore and was delighted to encounter Emily Jenkins’ “All of a Kind Family Hanukkah.” In the book, a Jewish immigrant family prepares for Chanukah in their Lower East Side Tenement in 1912. The

August 23, 1813: “The Bowery” is Born

It was August 23 of 1813 when the Common Council of New York City officially put the name “The Bowery” on the books as a city street name. But New Yorkers had already been calling it by that name for

Death, Debauchery, and Destruction on the Bowery: McGurk’s Suicide Hall

Dive bars and dead prostitutes! While these could be plot points in any Hollywood movie, back in the late 19th century these unwholesome characteristics gave the infamous McGurk’s Suicide Hall its name.  Originally located at 295 Bowery (between Houston and