The stories of the Bowery are ones of hope, determination, failure, and passion. We will follow the evolution of the area from commercial hub to destitute neighborhood and finally home to a diverse and eclectic community. Between restaurant supply stores and high-end venues we will bring to light the apartments and studios in which artists, writers, and musicians created groundbreaking work.
Learn about one of New York’s biggest real estate coups, how art and architecture can change the cityscape, and about an exceptional inventor who believed that education should be as free as water and air - how he made it happen.
In 2 hours we will cover around 20 stories and 1 mile. We will also:
> Hear little-known true stories that will change the way you see the city
> Enjoy a sweet treat that will transport you back in time
> Discover creative photo opportunities and take an instant Polaroid
> Receive a free set of our original postcards
Join our personable tour to learn how artists and innovators redefined the Bowery and changed it from skid row to cultural hub.
Stories include: Little Germany, New York’s greatest real estate deal, the New Museum, Sunshine Hotel, Keith Haring, Tibor Kalman, Ken Rock, Herzog & De Meuron, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Chuck Close, the Cooper Union, McSorleys and more.
Originally from Germany, I grew up in 5 countries and studied Art and Design at the Cooper Union in New York. I’ve spent the past eight years exploring and documenting the city’s vast art and architectural treasures. My art background, interest in the past and people paired with my never ending curiosity, helped me uncover the gems of New York’s urban culture and history. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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