What is Bowery?

  • (adj): Like a bower; leafy and shady.
    Example: "A bowery lane"
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Bowery ( /ˈbaʊ.əri/ or New York English ), commonly called "the Bowery", is a street and a small neighborhood in the southern portion of the New York City borough of Manhattan. The neighborhood's boundaries are 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.

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Central Avenue (Albany, New York) - History
... Originally the street was called "The Bowery." (It was named by Dutch settlers referring to the word "Bouwerie" meaning "farm" or place for flowers and ... The reference to the Bowery was dropped after the meaning of the word received a negative connotation from the New York Bowery ... Common Council eliminated the name Bowery and created Central Avenue ...
Bowery At Midnight
... Bowery at Midnight (1942) is a horror film starring Bela Lugosi ... Lugosi plays a psychology professor by day who, secretly and under an assumed name, runs a Bowery soup kitchen by night called the Bowery Friendly Mission ...
Bowery - In Popular Culture - Stage
... On the Bowery, an 1894 play starring Steve Brodie, supposed Brooklyn Bridge jumper and Bowery saloonkeeper ...
Bowery Poetry Club
... The Bowery Poetry Club is a New York City poetry performance space founded by Bob Holman in 2002 Located at 308 Bowery, between Bleecker and Houston ... Events at Bowery Poetry Club feel less like staid literary readings than big, friendly parties replete with alcohol, conversation and some of the last edginess on the Bowery not yet ... Time Out New York says, "The name of this colorful joint on the Bowery reveals its poetry-slam roots, but it’s also the truest current iteration of the East ...
The Bowery (song) - History
... One constant was The Bowery, which had been interpolated initially to shore up the musical's appeal ... The strategy proved successful, and The Bowery became a major factor in the show's success ... The Bowery sold more than a million copies of sheet music and has remained a familiar song ...

More definitions of "Bowery":

  • (noun): A street in Manhattan noted for cheap hotels frequented by homeless derelicts.