FACTOID # 16: In the 2000 Presidential Election, Texas gave Ralph Nader the 3rd highest popular vote count of any US state.
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 


FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:



(* = Graphable)



Encyclopedia > Bowery, Manhattan

The Bowery is a well-known street in Manhattan that more or less marks the boundary between Chinatown and Little Italy on one side and the Lower East Side on the other—running from Chatham Square in the south to Astor Place in the north. It is the former location of the road of Peter Stuyvesant's farm and takes its name from an old Dutch word for farm, bouwerij (the modern word being boerderij). A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, typical of a small town A street is a public parcel of land adjoining buildings in an urban context, on which people may freely assemble, interact, and move about. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Chinese New Year celebrated in a Chinatown in Paris. ... Mulberry Street looking north from Canal Street, Manhattan, New York City Little Italy is a neighborhood in lower Manhattan, New York City, once known for its large population of Italian immigrants. ... Categories: Manhattan neighborhoods | Stub ... Statue of Lin Tse-hsu Chatham Square or Kimlau Square in Manhattan is on the southern side of Chinatown, at the confluence of seven streets, Bowery, East Broadway, St. ... The single block of Astor Place that leads to Broadway predates Manhattans grid plan. ... Peter Stuyvesant, ca. ...

Home of many music halls in the 19th century, the Bowery later became notable for its economic depression. In the 1920s and 1930s, it was regarded as an impoverished area. The "Dead End Kids" of film were from the Bowery. In the 1940s through the 1970s, the Bowery was New York City's "Skid Row," notable for "Bowery Bums" (alcoholics and homeless persons). In the 1960s and 1970s, the Bowery was viewed as a high crime, low rent area. However, since the 1990s the entire Lower East Side has been reviving. As of July 2005, gentrification is contributing to ongoing change along the Bowery. In particular, the number of high-rise condominiums is growing. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that Roaring Twenties be merged into this article or section. ... // Events and trends A public speech by Benito Mussolini, founder of the Fascist movement The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the global depression. ... The Dead End Kids were six young actors from New York who appeared in Sidney Kingsleys play Dead End in 1935 on Broadway. ... // Events and trends World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... The American term skid row or skid road is used to refer to the rundown area of a city where alcoholics and vagrants congregate. ... Alcoholism is the compulsive consumption of alcohol to the point that the behavior can be described clinically as substance abuse, substance dependence, or substance addiction. ... A homeless man pushes a cart down the street. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... High-rise is a 1975 novel by J. G. Ballard. ... A condominium is a form of housing tenure. ...

Michael Dominic's documentary film Sunshine Hotel (2001) follows the lives of the denizens of one of the few remaining Bowery flophouses. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... A flophouse or dosshouse is a place that offers very cheap lodging, generally by providing only minimal services. ...

Major streets that intersect the Bowery include Canal Street, Delancey Street (at which corner the subway station named Bowery is situated), Houston Street, and Bleecker Street. Canal Street is a major street in New York City, crossing lower Manhattan to join New Jersey in the west (via the Holland Tunnel) to Brooklyn in the east (via the Manhattan Bridge). ... Delancey Street is one of the main thoroughfares of Manhattans Lower East Side, running east from the Bowery to connect to the Williamsburg Bridge to Brooklyn. ... This article describes subways as mass transit lines. ... Houston Street is a large thoroughfare running east - west north of the downtown area of the borough of Manhattan in New York City, one block south of 1st Street. ... Bleecker Street is a famous street in New York Citys Manhattan borough. ...


CBGB, a club initially opened to play Country, Bluegrass & Blues (as the name CBGB stands for), began to book the Ramones as their house band in the late 1970s, which later spawned punk rock. It is for this reason that CBGB and the Bowery is known as the home of punk rock. This birth of a musical genre gained the Bowery national fame. Due to large-scale gentrification and reviving of the Bowery area, the club will be forced to close on October 31, 2006. The outside front facade of CBGB CBGB, also CBGBs or CBs is a club at number 315 on the Bowery in New York City, New York. ... The Ramones (L-R, Johnny, Tommy, Joey, Dee Dee) on the cover of their debut self-titled album (1976), cementing their place at the dawn of the punk movement. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ...

External links

  • The Bowery (from LINA)
  • New York Songlines: 4th Avenue
  • Dave Ranney, or Thirty Years on the Bowery - autobiography of a Bowery dweller, published in 1910, from Project Gutenberg
  • The Bowery at forgotten-ny.com - images, descriptions, and history
Borough of Manhattan in New York City
Neighborhoods Alphabet City | Ansonia | Battery Park City | Bowery | Chelsea | Chinatown | East Village | Financial District | Garment District | Gramercy | Greenwich Village | Harlem | Hell's Kitchen | Hudson Heights | Inwood | Kips Bay | Koreatown | Little Italy | Lower East Side | Lower Manhattan | Manhattanville | Marble Hill | Midtown | Meatpacking District | Morningside Heights | Murray Hill | NoHo | NoLIta | Roosevelt Island | SoHo | Spanish Harlem | Tenderloin | Tribeca | Turtle Bay | Upper East Side | Upper West Side | Washington Heights | West Village | Yorkville

  Results from FactBites:
Bowery - Search Results - MSN Encarta (58 words)
Bowery, The, street, and by extension, the surrounding district, southern Manhattan, New York City.
It was known to early Dutch settlers as the road...
- New York City district: a street and area in lower Manhattan, New York City, that was a famous theatrical district in the 19th century
New York City Chinatown > Manhattan > The Bowery (304 words)
Built in 1670 upon an old Indian trail, the Bowery (deriving from the Dutch word for farm) was the main road in New Amsterdam that led to Peter Stuyvesant's estate, and later to Boston.
By the 1800s, the Bowery grew into a huge entertainment district, but soon degraded into skid row with its numerous seedy hotels, missions, and soup kitchens in the early 1900s.
Below Houston Street, the Bowery is home to many restaurant, and lighting supply houses along with a mixture of old tenements, and million dollar condos sitting side-by-side.
  More results at FactBites »



Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m