New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Pleasure Palace Of Fireworks And Music
— Bowery to Broadway between 4th & Astor Place —
In 1826, Astor cut Lafayette Place through the garden’s middle, selling the lots to its west at great profit. In 1840 and 1841, P.T. Barnum leased the Vauxhall’s saloon, presenting variety acts. The Garden’s decline was hastened by the bloody 1849 Astor Place Riot, during which some of the bloody bodies were laid across the Vauxhall’s Saloon billiard tables. Vauxhall Garden closed in 1859, after over 50 years of existence at this spot.
-David Mulkins, Historian/Educator
Erected 2016 by Bowery Alliance of Neighbors.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
Location. 40° 43.638′ N, 73° 59.503′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Bowery near East 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Cooper Sq, New York NY 10003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hippest Place on Earth (within shouting distance of this marker); 27 Cooper Sq. (within shouting distance of this marker); New York’s “Little Germany” (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Merchants House of New York (within shouting distance of this marker); 27 Cooper Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Firehouse Engine Company No. 33 (about 300 feet away); Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) (about 300 feet away); Paresis Hall (about 300 feet away). 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.