Street Where You Live

  • 295 Bowery

    No one knows exactly how many prostitutes killed themselves at the legendary sailor dive McGurk's Suicide Hall, but in 1899 alone, six succeeded and seven more attempted.

    299 Bowery

     

    Opened last year, the sleek artisanal sausage-and-brew joint DBGB is the frequent haunt of Marky Ramone, whose signature pasta sauce is also on display.

    Peter Lettre

  • Home of glam designer Patricia Field (of Sex and the City fame) and her poofy white dogs. The spangly Patricia Field boutique two doors down peddles a Carrie Bradshaw-cum-drag-queen look.

    Peter Lettre

  • At the Bowery Poetry Club, "Bob's Word Shop" by Robert Fitterman opened last Wednesday, part collaborative poem, part experiment in commerce, in which customers (or co-poets) purchase words (one dollar each) or letters of the alphabet (50 cents). Poet Kim Rosenfield, an early customer, bought "interpellation" and "selfhood."

    Peter Lettre

  • At the Morrison Hotel art gallery, Moldy Peaches troubadour-turned-solo act Adam Green is currently displaying giant papier-mâché sculptures ($1,800) and garishly hued paintings featuring cartoon characters and beer (Drew Barrymore just bought one).

    Peter Lettre

  • Relics of the defunct CBGB now lend atmospheric grit to men's wear designer John Varvatos' posh threads.

    Peter Lettre

  • Before Harry Potter or Houdini, Otto Maurer's Magical Bazaar was serving New York City's self-styled magician population.

    Peter Lettre

  • The former Bowerie Lane Theater, a cast-iron 1874 building, is now the trophy condo of self-storage king Adam Gordon. The penthouse recently went on the market for $15.45 million.

    Peter Lettre

  •  The headquarters of notorious Sicilian-born gangster Paul Kelly (he took an Irish name once he arrived in New York) at the turn of the last century. The politically connected Five Points gang leader operated numerous bordellos, saloons and so-called athletic clubs, which, according to McClure's, "gave disreputable dances."

    Peter Lettre

  •  The chic Bowery Hotel was abuzz last week with elbowing photographers and ear-pieced young doormen in bowler caps as Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady, en route to the Met's Costume Institute gala, were whisked uptown.

    Peter Lettre