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Inside Sammy's Bowery Follies, the scuzziest, greatest dive bar of all time

In 1934, Sammy Fuchs opened a saloon at 267 Bowery on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Surrounded by flophouses and missions, Sammy's Bowery Follies catered mainly to the homeless, the penniless, and the generally down and out. That changed somewhat in the early '40s after a surprising customer passed through: a monocle-wearing gentleman who turned out to be a British lord tired of the fussy formality of the uptown clubs.
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