The Devil’s Mile: The Rich, Gritty History of the Bowery

Our island’s first thoroughfare, the Bowery is over 600 years old. This street has seen dramatic changes in landscape, immigration from all corners of the world, and major class and business shifts. Author Alice Sparberg Alexiou brings us “colorful sketches” of the Bowery in her book, The Devil’s Mile, which has been called “a learned pleasure.” Alexiou will share these stories, giving us a fuller understanding of the street’s history, politics, luminaries, punks, and divas — and what’s in store for its future.

Alice Sparberg Alexiou is a contributing editor at LILITH Magazine. Her books include Jane Jacobs: Urban Visionary; The Flatiron: The New York Landmark and the Extraordinary City That Arose With It; and Devil’s Mile: the Rich, Gritty History of the Bowery.

This event is fully accessible

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
6:30 pm

Nuyorican Poet’s Café, 236 East 3rd Street