The Olde Good Things store at 302 Bowery is part of the changing face of one of New York City’s most iconic neighborhoods. The thoroughfare is the oldest on Manhattan Island, famous for housing the former Bull’s Head Tavern where George Washington stopped in for a drink before watching the British troops depart from the waterfront in 1783. Later, the area morphed into New York City’s notorious “Skid Row”, populated by offbeat theaters, dance halls, saloons, and flophouses. More recently, the Bowery was known as NYC’s lighting district.
A massive revival of the neighborhood has allowed the Bowery to keep its artistic and somewhat eccentric flavor while adding a touch of modern elegance to this trendy hotspot. New hotels and restaurants exist alongside notable historical structures. The community’s efforts to preserve the neighborhood’s architecture have resulted in the Bowery Historic District, which runs from Chatham Square to Astor Place, housing such landmarks as the former King Glassware at 112 Bowery and St. Mark’s- in- The- Bowery Churchyard and Cemetery.
OGT in the Bowery opened in 2013 between Bleeker and East Houston Streets. We share the up-and-coming neighborhood with modern boutique stores and hip restaurants like Gemma and The Wren. The Bowery Poetry Club features emerging performers and spoken word artists, while the contemporary New Museum hosting international art is only one block away from OGT. Another can’t- miss landmark to see while visiting our store is the ever-changing Bowery Mural at the corner of Bowery and Houston.
Our shop in the Bowery is located on two levels and features our eclectic, yet elegant, collection of architectural salvage and custom decor. The store offers a wide selection of tasteful reclaimed furniture, sophisticated lighting, framed mirrors, and vintage decor pieces to suit a multitude of palettes. We are centrally located between the East Village, Greenwich, and Little Italy near the Bowery station.