Posts Tagged ‘Varick Street’

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

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

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.