The Bowery is a historic street and a district in the Lower East Side, Manhattan, extending from Chatham Square to the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Eighth Street. It was a Native American foot path of the Lenape tribe. The name comes from Bouwerij, an old Dutch word for farm.
By the late 19th century, it became home of popular theaters, shops, lodging houses, cheap jewelry stores and pawnbrokers. It was one of the major entertainment districts in New York City.
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