Bulls Head Tavern

Report: 50 Bowery Hotel Site Turns Up Artifacts and Possible Water Cistern

Posted April 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

So it looks like preservationists do have a moment in the sun to fawn over 50 Bowery and its possible ties to the famed Bull’s Head Tavern of yore. But the exercise will most likely be short-lived. After all, the Bowery needs its hotel, and fast. Consultants from the Brooklyn-based Chrysalis Archaeology firm have been down at the project […]

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Peter Poon’s 22-Story Hotel at 50 Bowery Will Look Like This

Posted April 14, 2014 at 5:01 am

Nothing like ruining a Monday morning with an image of how the Bowery skyline will soon change for the worse. Quick, grab a chair. And some antacid. In short, 50-52 Bowery was razed last year for this. A force-feeding of twenty-two stories of glass. The rendering recently stapled to perimeter plywood perfectly encapsulates the collective […]

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Peter Poon’s 22-Story Hotel at 50-52 Bowery is Happening; Here’s the Proof

Posted April 2, 2014 at 5:31 am

Looking at the vacant dirt lot that is now 50-52 Bowery, it’s quite apparent that all hope is lost for an archaeological dig into the property’s past. To recap – local preservationists discovered basement remnants of what was believed to be the onetime home of the historic 18th century Bull’s Head Tavern. Unfortunately, the Landmarks […]

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Demolition of 50-52 Bowery Nearly Complete Despite Possible Remnants of Bull’s Head Tavern

Posted November 13, 2013 at 5:30 am

Guess it didn’t matter that the basement might carry remnants of an historically-significant structure dating back some two centuries. Nor did the abundant media exposure last month help the preservationist plight. At least not yet. Buried beneath that there boneyard of 50-52 Bowery is possible evidence of the famed Bull’s Head Tavern, as previously documented. […]

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6-Story Commercial Building Coming Soon to Fire-Scorched 107 East Broadway

Posted October 21, 2013 at 6:05 am

After a massive fire leveled the Hong Kong Supermarket and the residential building next door on East Broadway, Marriott seized much of the scorched parcel for its new Fairfield Inn outpost. The remaining sliver of freshly available land was also quickly snatched up for redevelopment. Building permits were filed back in 2009, yet not approved […]

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Inside the Ruins of Possible Bull’s Head Tavern on the Bowery [PHOTOS]

Posted October 15, 2013 at 5:38 am

As we reported yesterday, preservationists are worried about current demolition at 50-52 Bowery, a site some local historians believe once housed the fabled colonial-era Bull’s Head Tavern. It is here, possibly where George Washington frequented, that Peter Poon Architects will eventually dump twenty stories of hotel living for neighborhood transients. How fitting. Preservationist Adam Woodward snuck […]

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Remnants of Bull’s Head Tavern Possibly Found at 50 Bowery Construction Site

Posted October 14, 2013 at 5:08 am

The demolition of 50 Bowery ahead of the glassy new replacement tower currently has preservationists in a tizzy. As previously disclosed, Peter Poon Architects already earmarked this parcel for the 20-story Hotel Bowery; advocates of history hope to protect its rich past, however futile their actions. One concerned Boogie reader – historian and author David Freeland (Automats, […]

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