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Bowery

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Bowery Street is the oldest thoroughfare on Manhattan Island. In the 1870s, the addition of an elevated railway brought a lot of pollution, and desirability fell so hard that by the 1940's this once grand avenue became a skid row. In 1973, the famous punk club CBGB's opened amidst the chaos. In 2007, when the Bowery Hotel opened, the neighborhood was just starting to re-emerge with its own unique identity. Today, this boutique hotel sits just steps from the ultra-modern New Museum and embodies the present-day Bowery's elegant mash-up of old and new

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