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Bowery, New York City

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The Bowery is a street and neighborhood in the southern portion of the New York City borough of Manhattan. The street runs from Chatham Square at Park Row, Worth Street, and Mott Street in the south to Cooper Square at 4th Street in the north, while the neighborhood's boundaries are roughly East 4th Street and the East Village to the north; Canal Street and Chinatown to the south; Allen Street and the Lower East Side to the east; and Little Italy to the west.In the 17th century, the road branched off Broadway north of Fort Amsterdam at the tip of Manhattan to the homestead of Peter Stuyvesant, Director-General of New Netherland. The street was known as Bowery Lane prior to 1807. "Bowery" is an anglicization of the Dutch bouwerij, derived from an antiquated Dutch word for "farm", as in the 17th century the area contained many large farms.
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  • 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 ex...  more »
  • Manhattan's comparatively? In the South, new Museum, is an image of the tenement Museum and Russ & daughters. That saw ordinary life in New York, but I think it's pretty historic district, said that week I want.
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  • From the edge of the South third street the Bowery road up to around Manhattan Bridge Street in the area on the East side of the street called the Bowery area is on the East side of Soho images. Halls food market and able to enjoy lunch and shopping.
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