Friday, August 22, 2008

Looking at Extra Place

I'm continuing to take in all parts of the Bowery. An appreciation of sorts. As Forgotten New York has noted, Extra Place has been a dead end on the north side of East 1st Street east of the Bowery since about 1800. Here's what it looked like in 1978.


[Top image via Forgotten New York]

Here's what it looked like the other day.


As it has been reported, the cul-de-sac is becoming "a slice of the Left Bank, a pedestrian mall lined with interesting boutiques and caf├ęs."
Now watch this snappy video about Extra Place at 311 Bowery!

3 comments:

Alex in NYC said...

The music alone is enough to make me want to eat my own vomit. I hope someone pisses on his "frontage".

Jeremiah Moss said...

gross, indeed

EV Grieve said...

The music seems strangely familiar....like something from a mid-1970s sitcom.

I love the table mic....and did everyone have enough time at the end to jot down the phone number and e-mail? It seemed to be up for an eternity.