295 Bowery

What it Was Like Growing Up in the Notorious McGurk’s Suicide Hall on the Bowery [HISTORY]

Last modified June 26, 2018 at 2:03 pm

Here’s a story of a building nicknamed McGurk’s Suicide Hall. You may have read it before. We touched upon the history a while back, but for this go ’round we decided to dig deeper into the past, while chatting with someone who actually lived there: Mr. Mehai Bakaty of forty-year-old pioneer, Fineline Tattoo. 295 Bowery was built in […]

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Al Jolson Recalling His First Singing Gig at McGurk’s on the Bowery

Posted February 21, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Before Al Jolson was Al Jolson, he got his first singing gig at McGurk’s Suicide Hall at 295 Bowery. Allegedly, that is.

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Down in the Bowery Dives: The History of McGurk’s Suicide Hall

Posted December 5, 2012 at 11:23 am

The grimy parts of NYC are part of its charm and when 295 Bowery was torn down – despite its sordid past – another unique and awesome piece of history was lost.

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