From Skid Row to Pritzker Row
Illustration: Lauren Nassef | Art Direction: Jelena Schulz

When CBGB became a John Varvatos shop, New Yorkers mourned the end of the Bowery. Notorious as the city’s skid row in the 19th century and countercultural zone through the 20th, the Bowery’s rapid gentrification has left a strange mix of old and new. Among the new constructions, the Bowery boasts buildings by well-known architecture firms and up-and-comers. The effect is a series of connected neighborhoods that might be pricier than ever, but remain as varied as before. Interested? Sign up for this tour at