Despite being among the city’s oldest thoroughfares, and what one historian referred to as “an incubator of American popular culture,” the Bowery is one of the city’s most endangered historic streetscapes.
The Historic Districts Council will host “Windows on the Bowery: 400 Years on NYC’s Oldest Street,” an illustrated talk on the street’s history and efforts to preserve and protect it, set for Wednesday, January 19th.
This illustrated talk will include the designation of the Bowery to the National Register of Historic Places, and the acclaimed historic signage project that inspired the book Windows on the Bowery.
This program will be led by David Mulkins, a retired history and cinema studies teacher, President of the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors, and Editor/Project Director for the Windows on the Bowery book.
The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization working to protect residents, small businesses, and the historic character of the Bowery community. The Bowery preservation effort was chosen as one of HDC’s first Six to Celebrate neighborhoods.
This program will take place from 5 to 6 pm, and will be held via Zoom. Admission is $15 for Friends of HDC and seniors; $25 for general admission. For more information or to register, click here.