"The Bowery, The Bowery… Not The Bowery, Not The Bowery…"


Associated Press Photos, Unidentified Photographer, ca. 1946

Bowery Wants to Shed Name
The Bowery – “no longer the street of forgotten [people]” will have its face and name changed, if plans develop the way the Bowery Improvement Committee of the East Side Chamber of Commerce wants them to…
Sam Fuchs [Sammy!], owner of Sammy’s Bowery Follies, said it wouldn’t help merchants to change the name and proposed sending “smoke hounds” home or to a farm for rehabilitation…


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