Owney Geoghegan's Boxing Saloon
—105 Bowery —You are standing in front of what was once George Geoghegan's Saloon, NYC's most notorious bare knuckle boxing saloon. An Irish-born street-slugger-turned-professional boxer, Geoghegan (pronounced gay-gen), used his fame and earnings from the ring to open this "sporting" house which allowed drunken brawlers - and even women - an opportunity to duke it out for cash prizes in the 12-foot boxing rings on each of its two floors. Frequented by prostitutes and pickpockets, and known for its "gorilla-like waiters" and 10 cent raw whiskey, one reporter referred to it as a "carnival of debauchery."
|Placed By||Bowery Alliance of Neighbors|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 584875 N 4507898|
|Decimal Degrees||40.71763333, -73.99508333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 43.058', W 73° 59.705'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 43' 3.48" N, 73° 59' 42.3" W|
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