Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A Look Back at the Bowery “Blue Book”



If you were down and out on the Bowery in the 1940s or 1950s, you wouldn’t want to earn the reputation as a “toes-up mokus” or aggressive “pinker” because you just might “catch some heat” from the “bulls” – or worse – you might be ostracized by your contemporaries and “outed” publicly in the Bowery Blue Book.

Read full article at the Lo Down: http://www.thelodownny.com/leslog/2013/04/les-history-a-look-back-at-the-bowery-blue-book.html