Posts Tagged ‘Richmond Hill mansion’

1833: The Lion King of Greenwich Village and the Bowery, Part II

Posted: 3rd April 2016 by The Hatching Cat in Uncategorized

Part 2 of a 3-part story about Isaac Van Amburgh, the Richmond Hill estate in Greenwich Village, and New York’s Zoological Institute in the Bowery

1833: The Lion King of Greenwich Village and the Bowery, Part I

Posted: 20th March 2016 by The Hatching Cat in Uncategorized

In the fall of 1833, Isaac Van Amburgh announced his plans to step into a cage occupied by a lion, a tiger, a leopard, and a panther at the Richmond Hill Theatre in Greenwich Village. Strong appeals were made for him to cancel this performance, but he would not back down.