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“Big Tim” Sullivanís Clubhouse

75,000 Line Street For “King Of The Bowery”

 

ó 207 Bowery ó

 
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By Larry Gertner, July 19, 2016
1. “Big Tim” Sullivanís Clubhouse Marker
207 Bowery, 2016
Inscription.  In the 1890, this address was headquarters of Tammany Hallís 3rd Assembly District, headed by “Big Tim” Sullivan – a Five Points-born political powerhouse who dominated NYC politics from 1890 to 1913. Master at swaying public opinion and votes for the Democratic machine, he utilized street gangs for voter fraud and intimidation. Serving as NY State Senator and U.S. Congressman, he enriched himself through real estate, theatres, gambling and prostitution.

Even in high-powered positions, he kept close to his working-poor roots and is credited with bringing under-represented groups – like Jews and Italians – into one of Americaís first multi-ethnic organizations. he gave out shoes to the needy, and every Christmas, hundreds of men lined up around the block here, for live entertainment, free beer, and hot meals – served by the Senator himself. On his summer boat excursions, men ate and drank until morning.

While vice was never more rampant than during Sullivanís reign, he nonetheless supported measures for women and labor, and helped enact the Sullivan Law, which outlawed concealed weapons without
207 Bowery, 2016 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 19, 2016
2. 207 Bowery, 2016
a permit.

- Eric Ferrara, author of The Bowery/founder, Lower East Side History Project (leshp.org)
 
Erected 2016 by Bowery Alliance of Neighbors.
 
Location. 40° 43.278′ N, 73° 59.606′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Bowery near Rivington Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 Bowery, New York NY 10002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Longest-Running Catalogue In America (here, next to this marker); Yiddish Theatreís 1st American Home (a few steps from this marker); Birthplace Of Vaudeville? (a few steps from this marker); 200 Years & Counting (within shouting distance of this marker); From Making Money To Making Art (within shouting distance of this marker); Italian Renaissance Palazzo On Bowery (within shouting distance of this marker); Christians, Cops, Elks & Anarchism (within shouting distance of this marker); A Bowery Flop (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. One of more than sixty entries in the “Windows on the Bowery” series.
 
Also see . . .  Timothy Sullivan - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on May 13, 2019, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Government & Politics
 
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By Larry Gertner, July 22, 2016
3. Inset
Timothy D. “Big Tim” Sullivan (1862-1913) lived at the Occidental Hotel, 146-148 Bowery
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By Larry Gertner, July 19, 2016
4. Inset
The Sullivan funeral procession stops in front of his 207 Bowery clubhouse.
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By Larry Gertner, July 19, 2016
5. Inset
New York Times,, September 16, 1913
“Big Tim” Sullivan, friend of the people image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 19, 2016
6. “Big Tim” Sullivan, friend of the people
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 10, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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