Severely Trimmed Last Summer, B Bar Trees Are on the Mend
Nearly a year later, the trimmed trees at B Bar on the Bowery appear on the mend.
It was last August when the corner establishment, on the block since replacing the Gulf gas station in 1993, almost decimated the small grove in its front courtyard. At the time, B Bar employees maintained that the advertisers paying for the adjacent rooftop billboard (Google) complained that the green growth was an obstruction. Through the winter, the half-dozen trees remained bare.
But with the onset of spring and summer, the canopy has largely rebounded.
Nightlife entrepreneur, Eric Goode, replaced the Gulf gas station at the corner of 4th and the Bowery in 1993. Candace Bushnell often wrote about B Bar in her column-turned-series-turned-movie, Sex and the City.
Goode is also behind the Bowery Hotel, Maritime Hotel, The Waverly Inn, The Park Restaurant, and The Jane Hotel.