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A century ago the Bowery's music halls, theaters and upscale joints drew folks from all over the city, but these days it's a bit of a skid row... though parts of the area seem on the upswing again.
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121 Wooster St, New York City, NY 10012-3857
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Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

This used to be a very seedy place back in the day. At one time, I could not even count how many restaurant supply stores resided here. This main thoroughfare of Chinatown is very eclectic, each block has a different vibe of its own. Definitely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank TheSushiGuy
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Along the busy streets you’ll find the stores of your interest from electronics, restaurants, bargains and sales discounts stores. Just walk along and try every corner of your favorite things to buy.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

For fans of rock music: visit Joey Ramone place (near Bleecker St.) The spot itself is nothing spectacular but Joey is an icon for rockmusic.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Vincent T
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Great little area here. Safe to walk around. Surprising little finds here and there. They have really cleaned up this neighborhood, and it will continue to get better and better.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Back in the day, The Bowery was very run down and full of homeless shelters and sketchy people. It's since been gentrified. A good starting point would be The Bowery Hotel which is always good for celebrity sighting. Gemma the restaurant has tasty food and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit to the Bowery. There are several interesting buildings and there is quite an interesting history in this neighborhood. There are several interesting shops and nice restaurants to explore as well.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Rehsinup19
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The Bowery obviously has a lot of history but part of that history is very seedy and some of that feel remains today. Although there are parts of the Bowery that are being regenerated now and this is noticable further north. For those out there...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

This is not the finest section of Manhattan, and this the term "Bowery" has come to mean what it does. It originally was the road to Peter Stuyvesant's farm (the word is Dutch for farm. It is lined with shops that sell commercial supply goods...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Richard C
Reviewed 18 June 2015

We landed here by a random mistake. But then as they say, some mistakes should always be made for your own good. We walked across the street for considerable distance at both ends just to absorb the experience of Bowery. Did i say that it...More

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank Prantap K
Reviewed 18 October 2014

Ah, the Bowery in its “glory” days! Seedy, scandalous, dirty, exciting place. To get a feeling of those times, see “She done him Wrong” (1933) with Mae West and a very young Cary Grant. It’s a street in lower Manhattan stretching from Chatham Square to...More

Date of experience: October 2014
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