Heavily Trafficked Shopping District
In addition to new commercial developments, Bowery is also home to numerous apartment buildings, the New Museum, and residential buildings that have cropped up in the wake of a great amount of development. The Bowery has defined itself a center for the arts, perhaps second only to Chelsea. Surrounded by some of the most popular neighborhoods in Manhattan including the Lower East Side, East Village, NoHo, Greenwich Village, SoHo and TriBeCa, the Bowery has very much become a highly attractive destination in its own right. Retail neighbors include Billy Reid, Intermix, Patagonia, John Varvatos, and Whole Foods.