Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Along the Bowery in 1867

On  Sunday, May 18, 2014, I will be conducting a walking tour of the Bowery for the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative.

Among the sites will be Tony Pastor's Opera House at 199 Bowery.

 The New York Sun, July 28, 1931:

"Here is a scene along the east side of the Bowery between Delancey and Rivington streets in 1867 before the elevated structure was erected. Rivington street is at the left.
"Near the right side of the picture is Tony Pastor's Opera House, a variety theater at 199 Bowery, where the proprietor made his first appearance in 1865. The playhouse was originally known as Hoym's Theater. The People's Theater, opened in the 80s, was built on the site of Tony Pastor's Opera House."

The street as it appears today on Google Maps:


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Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, chosen 2010 Best Book of the Year by the Theatre Historical Society. 
He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2014, historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc. 

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