The house at 190 Bowery is located on the corner of Bowery and Spring Street in Manhattan’s trendy Nolita district – a building covered with graffiti. It was covered with old, partly sloping posters and the entrance was through a massive wooden door that was secured by an iron fence. Behind the building, which passers-by often cannot figure out, hides one of the most interesting stories in New York real estate history.
There is a story about a New Yorker who is released from prison after 20 years and finds Manhattan so changed that he no longer recognizes it. The feelings people have towards this constant renewal are mixed – it symbolizes vitality, but also a kind of rootlessness, the loss of reference points.
The 222 Bowery building was completed in 1884. At the time, the area was teeming with cheap pubs, shelters, homeless people, and prostitutes. The first tenant was the Young Men’s Institute, a forerunner of the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association).
Hardly any other city has as much to offer in terms of rock history as New York. We take a look back at the legendary clubs and halls of the 1960s and 1970s. This is where trends began and where many stars started their careers.
Probably the first European to see the area where New York stands today was the Florentine explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano. During an expedition with the aim of finding a western route from Europe to Asia, he anchored here with his La Dauphine on April 17, 1524, and continued his journey the next day.
After the Nazis came to power in Germany, people of “German origin” living abroad were encouraged by the Nazi government to found civic groups in order to spread “German virtues” and become politically active for the Third Reich. On March 19, 1936, one of the best-known organizations of this kind was founded in the USA, the ‘Amerikadeutsche Volksbund’ (German American Bund) – an ‘association of patriotic Americans of German descent.
New York has a collection of world-class museums, unlike any other city. Be it the Metropolitan, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, the list went on and on. The metropolis is a hub of the international art trade and the highest quality creations are for sale in the galleries. In auction houses such as Sotheby’s and Christie’s, paintings and sculptures are auctioned that sometimes sell for millions.
From brightly colored autumn leaves to idyllic boat trips on long summer days. The well-known holiday region in the state of New York has a lot more to offer and will keep you on your toes at any time of the year. The offer ranges from skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing in winter to hiking and cycling tours in spring and lake adventures in summer to wine tours against the backdrop of flaming autumn leaves.
One of the United States’ most impressive natural spectacles can be found near the city of Niagara Falls, New York – a family-friendly place with fun neighborhoods, great shopping, lots of outdoor activities, and even wineries. In addition to the main attraction of every visit, the legendary Niagara Falls, hiking trails, helicopter tours, and over 200 outlets await you on site.
The New York gastronomy scene has a variety of surprises in store for visitors and locals.
Some of the best things about the northeast coast beaches are the fantastic views and sunrises. But the cultural and maritime history of these beaches is also very interesting. With the Wampanoag and other Algonquin-speaking nations, this landscape flourished long before communities fenced in their beaches to enjoy those shores and before the ice cream trucks lured with their seductive soundtracks.
Do you know where your favorite musicians were born and which guitar they played on? Did you visit your childhood home and the location of your first concert, or even put flowers on your grave? Then you are really super fans.
Since the 1970s, hip hop has grown from the streets of Brooklyn into a global cultural phenomenon.
When most people talk about New York, they naturally think of the vibrant, modern metropolis of New York City.
Today’s travel route takes us through the cultivated Corning over the picturesque Finger Lakes to the pulsating Rochester to the magical and mystical Niagara Falls region.
It’s not an island, but it could well be one. The state has countless rivers and lakes, with almost limitless opportunities for adventure in, on, or around the water.
The name New York City instantly conjures up images of towering skyscrapers and neon lights.
How many city trips fit in a week? These three definitely: On this six-day trip, you will experience New York City in the state of New York with its dizzying high skyscrapers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with its streets steeped in history, and of course Washington, D.C., where the US government is located. Find out for yourself what the “Spirit of the USA” is all about.
Between the world-famous waterfalls and the breathtaking metropolis, there is a lot to discover for visitors to the heart of the state of New York.
If you’ve enjoyed New York City’s nightlife extensively, you may feel like some nature.