Sammy Fuchs and Friends: Revisiting the Legendary Sammy’s Bowery Follies [HISTORY]

Last modified September 21, 2016 at 11:48 am

When we last came together around history, our subject was Weegee; it is therefore apropos that we focus on one of his closest friends. A famous man throughout the old Bouwerie. A man whom, without Weegee, would not have had his establishment documented so thoroughly. A man named Sammy Fuchs, the proprietor of Sammy’s Bowery Follies. Sammy Fuchs […]

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Weegee: Murder Was His Business [HISTORY]

Last modified June 30, 2016 at 10:49 am

Picture Depression-era New York. Wait, you don’t have to because he took the pictures for you – Weegee a.k.a Usher Fellig. The man who earned his name based on an uncanny, clairvoyant-like ability to beat police to crime scenes…as if he knew…Ouija. He did, however, live across from the old police headquarters and owned a […]

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New Year’s Eve at Sammy’s Bowery Follies [PHOTOS]

Posted January 10, 2014 at 10:01 am

Was your New Year’s Eve celebration last week as epic as this scene appears to have been? Iconic tabloid photographer Weegee snapped this candid photo inside Sammy’s Bowery Follies 71 years ago. The legendary hang opened at 267 Bowery in 1934 and lasted for more than three decades. These days, however, the address is home […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Weegee’s Naked City

Last modified July 31, 2012 at 7:49 am

Possibly one of the most iconic chroniclers of city life, Weegee is now the subject of an exhibit at the Steven Kasher Gallery. “Weegee: Naked City.”  Another iconic photographer, Clayton Patterson, was there to check it out for his Clayton’s Corner segment.

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Rebuilt 150 Bowery Ready to Rent

Posted November 1, 2010 at 6:33 am

Tear it down and start again – that is the recent history of 150 Bowery. By all accounts, this was to be another location of Brooklyn-based Japanese joint Zenkichi. But thanks to Community Board 2, management failed to obtain the licensing paperwork.  So they threw in the towel. Toward the end of summer, though, the […]