Postcard from the Bowery

March 14, 2013 in New York City,United States

One of my favorite little moments in New York City always comes when I walk home from SoHo at night: I glance over my shoulder as I go down the Bowery between Houston and Delancey streets and I see the Empire State Building glittering uptown and I just can’t believe this is my walk home. The Bowery has long been one of my favorite streets in New York City: it’s the brash border between sophisticated SoHo and chaotic Chinatown, NoHo and NoLita.

Buildings in afternoon sunshine in the Bowery neighborhood, New York City

The street itself is lined with restaurant supply stores with signs in Chinese letters, new bars with signature cocktails, the classic brick buildings with New York balconies (otherwise known as fire escapes). It’s also one of my favorite neighborhoods for street art: the murals are constantly changing and there are always interesting details by both established and emerging New York artists.

The New Museum in the Bowery, New York City

Street mural in the Bowery neighborhood, New York City

Boys in hammocks in the Bowery neighborhood, New York City

Street mural in the Bowery neighborhood, New York City

Street art by the cunning linguist in the Bowery neighborhood, New York City

The Bowery Kitchen reflection in the Bowery neighborhood, New York City

Chinese medicine tour in the Bowery neighborhood, New York City

Shoes hanging in the Bowery neighborhood, New York City

Heart-shaped ivy in the Bowery neighborhood, New York City

What’s your favorite photo of the Bowery?

  • Ashlee

    You sound like such a New Yorker in this post, I love it. My favorite pic is the graffiti!

  • Haha, I like the quote by “Cunning Linguist”. πŸ˜€

    Ohhhh Christine – you’re making me SO excited for my trip to NY!

  • Briel79

    I like the pic of the guys in the hammock’s. What is the story with that? Did you talk to them? Too funny.

  • Definitely looks like a neighborhood with a lot of personality. Cool place!

  • camorose

    Aww, thanks lady πŸ™‚

  • camorose

    Hooray! It’s an incredible city to visit!

  • camorose

    I chatted with them a bit–just seems like they’d rather read in the park than in their living room! πŸ™‚

  • camorose

    One of my favorites!

  • I love the sneakers! Reminds me of childhood. Beautiful post.

  • camorose

    Glad you enjoyed it–one of my favorite neighborhoods in New York City.

  • Sincerelykateb

    Hammocks! I CANNOT WAIT TO MOVE HERE!!!

  • camorose

    YOU’RE SO CLOSE!!!

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