A new book by Alice Sparberg Alexiou titled The Devil’s Mile: The Rich, Gritty History of The Bowery, was published in July. This book takes an in-depth look at the New York City Street The Bowery, from its start as a part of New Amsterdam to its present-day incarnation. The Devil’s Mile talks about how the Dutch acquired the island of Manhattan, built fortifications, and settled farms in the area. Learn more about the history of the Bowery in this article, which offers an extract from the book, or this article, which offers another comprehensive history of this famous street. The book can be purchased from Amazon here. Please note that you can select The Holland Society of New York as your charity if you use smile.amazon.com. Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to us!