Bowery Hotel Introduces “Bowery Bear”

Posted on: September 14th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

The inspiration behind the logo and image of the Bowery Hotel is steeped in the neighborhood’s rich gangland history. All the bell-hops and door-holders involved in the operation are outfitted in uniforms akin to the notorious Bowery Boys of yesteryear. Now the hotel is further capitalizing on these B’hoys by including a fuzzy new addition to guest rooms. Yessir. Introducing the Bowery Bear, complete with the Bowery Boy outfit of black “stovepipe” top-hat and red vest.

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[Photo Credit: Bowery Hotel]

The traditional Bowery Boy generally donned the following accouterments:

  • Black “stovepipe” top hat made from Beaver fur, carefully maintained.
  • Hair slicked into a forelock with pomade, and cut short in the back
  • Kerchief or cravat tied around the neck
  • Red shirt
  • Black silk vest or frock coat
  • Black flared trousers, but with the cuffs rolled up
  • High-heeled black boots

The advent of the Bowery Bear is undoubtedly just another case of what Yogurt the Wise would describe as “moichandising, moichandising.” It’s all about the Bowery.

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