The Bowery

The Bowery went through a huge transformation, even in the past 10 years, evolving from gritty to polished at rapid speed. (Jun. 21, 2013) Photo Credit: Nancy Borowick

Walking down famed Bowery street, from which the Bowery neighborhood takes its name, the sight of trendy restaurants and swanky nightlife spots mingling with sophisticated art galleries, the world-renowned New Museum and high-rise hotel and condo units makes it hard to believe the area has a less-than-pristine past.