History Hunt – Week 6 Answered

Posted on: August 17th, 2010 at 11:48 am by

And we have a winner for week 7 of our History Hunt contest, sponsored by the Tenement Museum.  Paul Singh, come on down! You’ve won a ticket to a free museum tour.  The correct answer is the Bowery Mission located at 227 Bowery.

This image has been archived or removed.

The catchphrase at the Mission is “rebuilding lives since 1879.” And that’s just what it’s been doing since that time, helping the city’s downtrodden – the homeless, unemployed, and working poor.  Its first location was merely a few blocks downtown at 14 Bowery. The refuge currently offers three square meals a day, a warm place to sleep, and helpful services 365 days a year.

Clue recap:

Clue #1: In the immortal words of Elwood Blues, I am on a mission from God.  Who am I?

This image has been archived or removed.

Clue #2: I just celebrated my 100th birthday on the Lower East Side!  Who am I?

This image has been archived or removed.

Clue #3: The Bowery is changing all around me.  Should I be afraid?  Who am I?

This image has been archived or removed.

Recent Stories

Another Events Space Called SOMMwhere Rises on Ludlow Street

Once an events space, always an event space. That’s the story at 48 Ludlow Street where a new one just opened. What was the Koala Farm studio for a brief moment is now SOMMwhere. It opened last weekend, pitching itself as a “stylish and sustainable escape” for your next shindig. The media advisory is longer […]

Croman’s Amato Opera Building on the Bowery Welcomes ‘Kissaki’ Sushi Next Month

The onetime Amato Opera on the Bowery – renovated and upscaled years ago – will get a high-end sushi restaurant called Kissaki. Eater reported this week that former Gaijin chef-owner Mark Garcia is behind the 26-seat Omakase venture at 319 Bowery. The Omakase menu will cost $160 for twelve pieces of Nigiri and four kaiseki-style […]

This Guy and Girl Stole a Locked Bike from Inside Orchard Street Building [VIDEO]

A man and his girlfriend were caught on camera Thanksgiving night while stealing a locked bike inside an Orchard Street apartment, the victim tells us. Surveillance video from inside 78 Orchard shows a couple enter the building – perhaps buzzed in by a neighbor – then pause for a moment. In a cavalier move, the […]

‘Peasant’ to Stay on Elizabeth Street Under Chef Marc Forgione

So, it turns out that Peasant will remain on Elizabeth Street, after all. But under new ownership. One month ago, we reported that founding chef-owner Frank DeCarlo reportedly decided against renewal. An apparent change of heart unfolded in the interim… The New York Times this week disclosed that DeCarlo sold the business to Marc Forgione, […]

Longtime Orchard Street Laundromat Felled by Rent Hike

A longtime laundromat on lower Orchard Street is set to close by year end. The Orchard Cleaner and Laundromat is counting the days to December 31, after which its lease reportedly expires. A purported rent hike for the renewal is the cause behind this latest closure. However, details regarding the percentage increase are not immediately […]