The days of the “Bowery Bums” are long gone, which isn’t to say that there still aren’t homeless shelters, The Bowery Mission still stands and provides vital services for a great many people. What has changed is there neighbors. High end hotels and fancy restaurants or places to grab $4.50 cups of coffee.
I walk along the Bowery on a daily basis as it is on my way to Yoga and the Union Square market from my apartment here on the Lower East Side. Down by us the Bowery is still mostly filled with lighting stores which give way to Restaurant supply places.
As a sign of the times I thought it was clever that bari Kitchen supplies now has a sign in their window advertising custom made equipment for food trucks:
Across the street just up from the New Museum this place (below) which has been boarded up for ages has finally revealed what looks to be a new soon to be bar/restaurant.
And the empty hole in the ground that has lingered for well over a year has suddenly come to life and sprouted several floors, it is going to be a fancy condo aptly named 250 Bowery. It was suppose to be a geothermal hotel, but somehow that didn’t work out.
All of this on my way to buy Ramps!