January 19, 2022
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
This illustrated talk will look at the street’s history and efforts to preserve and protect it, including designation to the National Register of Historic Places, and the acclaimed historic signage project that inspired the book. Despite being the city’s oldest thoroughfare, and what one historian referred to as “an incubator of American popular culture,” the Bowery is the city’s most endangered historic streetscape.
David Mulkins is 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.
Bowery Alliance of Neighbors:
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”
Note: Copies are available via PayPal http://www.boweryalliance.org; info: 212-673-6638