On the Bowery Exhibit at Whole Foods

Posted on: October 28th, 2010 at 6:17 am by

Beginning tomorrow, Whole Foods on the Bowery will host a new exhibition on the very thoroughfare it helped gentrify. It’s called “On the Bowery,” and runs through winter 2011. The event is co-sponsored by the Lower East Side History Project and the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors.

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Crowded with commerce, spectacular theaters, entertainments high and low, brilliant nightlife, cheap hotels, prostitution and gay bordellos, saloons, gangsters, corruption and political power-brokers, Bowery exuberance suddenly vanished into a ghost town of indigents and artists, its buildings alone remaining.  Despite hard times, the Bowery nonetheless remained an area of creative ferment, producing some of the most cutting edge art, writing, and music of our times. Learn the story of what happened ON THE BOWERY.

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