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The Resource Devil's mile : the rich, gritty history of the Bowery, Alice Sparberg Alexiou

Devil's mile : the rich, gritty history of the Bowery, Alice Sparberg Alexiou

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Devil's mile : the rich, gritty history of the Bowery
Title
Devil's mile
Title remainder
the rich, gritty history of the Bowery
Statement of responsibility
Alice Sparberg Alexiou
Title variation
Devils mile
Title variation remainder
the rich, gritty history of the Bowery
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Language
eng
Summary
"A fascinating cultural history of New York City's Bowery, from the author of The Flatiron. The Bowery was a synonym for despair throughout most of the 20th century. The neighborhood's name recalled visuals of drunken bums passed out on the sidewalk, and New Yorkers nicknamed it 'Satan's Highway,' 'The Mile of Hell,' and 'The Street of Forgotten Men.' It was so shameful for so many years that the little businesses along the Bowery--stationers, dry goods sellers, jewelers, hatters--periodically asked the city to change the street's name. To have a Bowery address, they claimed, was hurting them; people did not want to venture there. But in the 1990s, as New York was exploding into real estate frenzy, developers discovered the Bowery. Around 2000, they rushed in and began tearing down. Today, the bad old Bowery no longer exists, and instead, Whole Foods, hipster night spots, and expensive lofts replace the flophouses and dive bars. In Devil's Mile, Alice Sparberg Alexiou explores the history and future of The Bowery back to its origins, when farmland covered the areas around the boulevard and the area around it was considered outside of town. She'll explore the years after the Civil War when the Bowery rivaled Fifth Avenue for best Manhattan addresses. And she'll tell this story as soon as she can, before all its old buildings, and the memories associated with them, disappear"--
Summary
The author of The Flatiron presents a cultural history of New York City's oldest street, contrasting the despairing conditions that rendered it the 20th century's "Mile of Hell" against the thriving hipster redevelopments of today
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10684855
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1951-
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Alexiou, Alice Sparberg
Dewey number
974.7/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F128.67.B6
LC item number
A44 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Bowery (New York, N.Y. : Street)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the rich, gritty history of the Bowery
Label
Devil's mile : the rich, gritty history of the Bowery, Alice Sparberg Alexiou
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The Dutch -- The governor with the silver leg -- Bowery Lane -- The Astors -- Shakespeare and Jim Crow come to the Bowery Theatre -- The mob takes the stage -- The Civil War on the Bowery -- The devil's work -- The Jews -- The king of the Bowery -- The bums on the Bowery -- Punk -- Bones and ghosts
Control code
on1039201014
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781250021380
Lccn
2018003989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028385022
System control number
(OCoLC)1039201014
Label
Devil's mile : the rich, gritty history of the Bowery, Alice Sparberg Alexiou
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Dutch -- The governor with the silver leg -- Bowery Lane -- The Astors -- Shakespeare and Jim Crow come to the Bowery Theatre -- The mob takes the stage -- The Civil War on the Bowery -- The devil's work -- The Jews -- The king of the Bowery -- The bums on the Bowery -- Punk -- Bones and ghosts
Control code
on1039201014
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781250021380
Lccn
2018003989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028385022
System control number
(OCoLC)1039201014

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