"The Dark Lane of the Bowery" via LIFE magazine (archived by Google Books), Apr. 14, 1941. Photos by Andreas Feininger.
Bungee man during Fashion’s Night Out, on the Bowery and Bond Street, Billy Reid’s Apparel. Free popsicles there, too.
35 Chinese immigrants each pay about $100-$200 a month to stay in a loft divided into tiny, ceiling-less cubicles at the 81 Bowery tenement. Photographer Annie Ling documented the lives of 81 Bowery’s residents and families, some of who have lived there for decades.
See the full photo essay at the NYTimes: A Bed and a Key at 81 Bowery