Happy New Year!


New Year’s Eve at Sammy’s-on-the-Bowery, Weegee, 1943.

One of Weegee’s favorite hangouts was Sammy’s Bar, located in the infamous Bowery section of New York. Manhattan’s skid row, the Bowery was filled with flophouses, bars, brothels, and music halls. In Life magazine, Weegee wrote of Sammy’s, “It is a haven for derelicts and a hangout for the well-heeled. Entertainment is provided by not only the ‘past their prime’ vaudevillians, but also by the frowzy men and blowzy women.”- SFMOMA.COM

~ by jaskim on December 22, 2008.

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