oh, it\'s not what it used to be
But when the aging buildings and their firelights flash out in the morning light, it is a beautiful place in the city, as tempting as the paintings of Edward Hooper.
Its flat façade, mismatched color and style, and uneven height create a eclectic backdrop for a glimpse of the city\'s last century elegance.
Bowery is worth having more than its skid row connotation.
Under the shadow of El, Third Avenue, until it was removed in 1955, Bowery now has extraordinary light.
The width of the street and the low buildings on both sides create an unusual air in Manhattan.
Looking north, the skyscrapers in the city center are clearly visible.
It used to be a road, a mile.
There is a long way from Chatham Square to Cooper Square, which is the street of many incarnations. Ever-
What is changing is that it is still the home of a declining male population living in the remaining boarding houses, where the daily rent for a compartment can start at $5 or $10.
Residents of Bowery are increasingly living in the renovated attic, which used to be a concert hall or a dime museum.
In business, the new wave of immigration has become a sign along with some long-standing family businesses.
There are three different Borui districts in the South: Chinatown;
Blocks from Grand to Houston Street, dominated by shops and restaurants selling lighting and equipment, the sun reflects from the stainless steel sink and pizza oven displayed on the sidewalk;
On the north end of Houston Street, as close as Bowery was to the funky, the first new cafe on the street, El Sur, was on the corner of Bleecker, just across the street, CBGB\'s Baley 315 punk rock and new wave Sports flourished at the club in 1970s.
In a new restaurant, the price of a glass of wine is $7--
Not much value for more typical Bowey consumers, the drinks they choose are still wild Irish roses, $2 per pint of the two remaining liquor stores on the street.
In the early morning, the bowrie family woke up with a shake of spirit.
At the 237 hotel, the nearest Jewish restaurant
A style cafeteria called Moishe\'s, where diners squeeze together for breakfast with noodles and other specialties.
In Bowery, merchants have been lifting heavy doors on their storefronts as truck drivers throw supplies onto the sidewalk.
At the corner of Delancey Street, people do tai chi on the roof.
Opposite Delancey, the oven was being scrubbed, ready for resale, and several people swept the sidewalk.
No one seems to notice that when a man in silver lame pants, no shirt dash, his thick black hair is flying behind him.
AdvertisementI remembers the days that started all morning in Bowery, when men would nap on the sunny sidewalk next to them, brown paper bags.
As a child, I often visit my father\'s business and the only way to get to the entrance is to cross a few men who sleep.
My sisters and I sat in the front window on the bar stool and waved to passers-
When they wake up, say to them.
Most of them were met by my father.
A gentleman named Bill would always tip his hat with a star tattoo on his forehead.
Some old guards are still nearby, but most of them are gone.
In the days before the political correctness, we did not think twice about calling them homeless people.
Since the year 00 s, Bowery was their capital.
This is home for people who have no other place to go.
Some people work, some are veterans, and some choose to live in the friendship between men and bottles.
But by 1970s, we won\'t have to turn over the bodies on the sidewalk any more. Flop-
The house was closed and many people left the area. Still, at No.
227 in the vicinity of Prince Street, after more than a century, the mission continued to provide assistance and shelter to those in need.
In addition to several nearby accommodation houses, it also reminds peopleand-
The past is rapidly disappearing.
A friend who has lived in a bowling alley for nearly 30 years has missed the day of 50 gatekeepers ---
When they were not asleep at his door-
Take care of him and his children.
Now, I like to walk around Bowery, and what I\'m most interested in is these buildings and their stories.
So connecting the present and the past is a combination of rumors and research.
Passing through the commercial site once occupied by the Bowery circulation library of H & S Raynor76 (circa 1820)
In the Pig and Whistle Tavern No. 131 (late 1700\'s)
The hardware store in Hammam Schlemmer is located between Delancey Street and Rivington Street. 209 (1859-1926)
I have the urge of archaeologists to wonder how these sites reveal history while also hiding secrets.
Bowery is older than New York City and can be traced back to Lower Manhattan when it was a Dutch colony.
Peter stuvesen established a country estate or farm-
Bouwerie of the Netherlands, sometimes spelled bowerij--
In the suburbs at that time, it was about the Sixth Street in the 16 th century and 50 years.
A road called De Bouwerie connects New Amsterdam with his farm along an ancient Indian Trail.
There are other farms, Dutch villas and occasional pubs along the way;
The carving at the scene showed that a village road was lined with tall poplar trees.
This part of Bowery\'s history is now almost invisible except for the name;
The landside owns most of the farmland east of Bowery, and the Bay West.
The farm is divided into shops and families, some of which are quite elegant, and Bowery was a fashionable extension in the first decades of the 19 th century.
The history of Bowery unfolds in the evolution of a piece of land.
Now south of Canal Street, in a bull market connected to the Bull Head Tavern, New
The classic Bowey theater was built in the 1820s s.
It was the largest theater in the United States at the time, and the first theater in New York to be illuminated by a gas lamp.
The opening work of the theater 1826 is \"the road of destruction\", which many later say is a foresight for its future, because the theater was burned 6 times and rebuilt 5 times
The last fire took place in 1929, when it was renamed Thalia, showcasing Yiddish, German, Italian and Chinese drama.
There are Chinese restaurants here now. In the mid-
In the year 00 s, Bowery was the center of urban drama.
The first stage version of Uncle Tom\'s Cabin opens at the National Theatre
104,1852, between hayster and the street, although the serious drama is located in the plot drama, juggling, circus, singer and variety show.
Inside and outside the theater is filled with theatrical performances: Bowery Theater is an ongoing carnival.
Packed with carts and pedestrians, trolleys, organ grinding machines and chestnut sellers, the streets became lively late at night, the street lights lit up the streets, and after 1878 the lights of the elevated trains lit up the streets.
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The streets are lined with pawnshops, swimming pool halls, second-hand bookstores, barbershops, tattoo shops and black people --
A wide variety of eye protectors, hotels and missions to save residents from sin.
A German district called Kleindeutschland serves large numbers of immigrants at beer parks and theaters.
Beggars work on the street, and some blind people, after drinking some whiskey, know that they will recover their eyesight at night.
The advertisement about the Bowery Boy has already written a lot ---
Or B \'hoys, in their dialect. -
Picturesque 19 th
The characters of the century, dressed in gorgeous clothes, held their heads high and greeted a wonderful battle.
I want to know the woman in Bowery.
A 1904 drama, tough Mame: bowrie girl: juggling cocktails, tells about a tough gametalking, gum-
Chewing on the aspiring actress, her speech was as colorful as the speech by bowrie B Hoy.
There is no doubt that she will get the hook, which may have been used for the first time at the Bowery theater in Miner.
167, \"Amateur Night\" on 1880s \".
On the tallest building in Bowery today. -
Except for the Confucius Square in Chatham Square on 1970s ---is the 10-
Story Salvation Army Chinatown Legion
Close to 225 raventon Street;
Most of them are three or four stories.
The three buildings have landmark status. At No.
Around 1789, businessman Edward Mooney built a threestory Georgian-
The influential House, now located at the corner of Pell Street, is the oldest existing town house in Manhattan and the oldest building in Bowery.
Later, it was a pub. Later, it was rumored to be a brothel. Recently, it became an O. T. B.
Summit Association office and headquarters.
Perhaps the most gorgeous structure is No.
Located at 330 Bouwerie Lane Theater on the corner of Bond Street, it is located at a 1873 cast iron front bank in Italy. At No.
130 is a magnificent bank Temple, located near Grand Street, which brought a little grandeur to Bowery, built as Bowery Savings Bank by McKim Mead & White in 1894.
Although it has changed hands, it is still known for its original name, which can be seen on the facade of the building.
Another bank that gives Pauli a certain position. -
In the magnificent days, this avenue is not only a commercial street, but also a busy road ---
It is a magnificent pile of former German banks, and now it is a private residence. Its gray wealth has increased a lot in the northwest corner of Spring Street.
Another building and historic building structure is now occupied by Shanghai Bank of Hong Kong
Around the corner of Canal Street.
The dome\'s classical 1924 building is located at the location of the Dark Horse Inn, not far from where George Washington and his army gathered in November.
1783, as they marched in victory in New York City, liberated from the British Army.
The Amato Opera House is a cultural landmark.
319, this weekend will finish season 52 at its little Bowery jewelry box theater, with crew members singing \"Figaro\'s Wedding\" as they did at the Metropolitan Theater.
At the other end of Bowery Street, shoppers can trade diamonds at many stalls on the Canal Street Jewelry Exchange, and walking north may find Chinese pastries, bridal dresses, track lighting, industrial shelves in cinemas
Style popcorn maker, slicer, rental chair, plants and flowers in the previous parking lot.
For the driver, Bowery, which runs north of the landline West Street, sometimes acts like Bowery fool, the name of an institution that no longer exists now, in the first
265 Houston Street
The bowling alley interrupted the power grid of the city.
Streets like the Prince in the West, spring and Bleecker, and Stanton, Riverton and First on the east end-or begin --at the Bowery.
In some cases, the name changes: Delancey becomes Kenmare;
The Great Jones became the third East.
This is a pleasant street. Old-
The timer is two.
Recently, a gray penthouse was built on a dark orange brick house.
Some Federal style, some Georgian style, most of which are architectural combinations-
Although there are many traces of rich details, it has been restored and others seem to have been hit.
The interior decoration of some unimpressive buildings is amazing.
Mention the bowling alley to most New Yorkers, who are more likely to associate it with \"frustration\" than \"beauty\", but I do find the bowling alley very notable.
The edge of Bowery is still shabby and has not yet become elegant-
No Starbucks, no Gap--
It is unclear whether it will look more SoHo in the West.
In the shadow of the former Bowery theater, the spirit of the Street continues to exist in the light --
At the corner of Canal Street at the entrance of the Manhattan Bridge, a traffic policeman, Roland Joseph, stepped.
Wearing white gloves, he dramatically saluted and talked to almost every passing driver, twisting his hips to avoid being slid sideways and seeing the right steps without looking at his feet.
He always smiles. He is another master of stage performance.
Manhattan highlights the advertising map of bowrie. (pg. E37)
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A version of this article was printed on page E00029 of the National edition on June 16, 2000 with the title: Oh, this is not what it used to be.