Born on the Bowery

Tracing the Origins of New York’s Nickname, ‘The City That Never Sleeps’

Posted June 26, 2014 at 6:05 am

I’m sitting in a 100-year-old converted loft on the Bowery watching the world go by. The Avalon Bowery (the building that killed McGurk’s) is in my peripheral, and it appears the well-heeled residents there are calling it a night behind those curtain-less windows. A thought hits me – the city that never sleeps, a phrase […]

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Tattoo History: A Haven of Ink is Born on the Bowery

Last modified November 7, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Hold fast to your ink … as if you really have a choice. Fellow inked and non-inked brethren, we are taking another trip down memory de lane and how it became tattoo central in the 19th century. This time we are focusing on a few of innovative people, to be introduced a little later on. […]

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Born on the Bowery: ‘Outta Sight’

Posted August 7, 2013 at 11:39 am

This week we are examining the Bowery birth of “outta sight.”

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Born on the Bowery: The ‘Bar Crawl’

Posted May 29, 2013 at 11:49 am

We are picking one word or phrase each week whose origins are of the Bowery. You know, to up your slang game and all… This week: Crawl “Crawl” derives from the Bowery, where b’hoys and g’hals (attributed to the Irish pronunciation of boys and gals) would never see the light of day until they were […]

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