Ahoy! It's National Rum Day and also Friday, both of which are good reasons to head to a bar in the name of celebration. Yesterday, Eve Turow chatted with The Beach's William Ward about rum's history and place on today's bar. You might check out his establishment, where you can lounge in a cabana wh ... More >>
laverrue/FlickrTimes Square for tipplersSince it was sanitized of smut in the Giuliani years, Times Square has become the bane of many New Yorkers' existence. Swarming with tourists intent on stocking up on Disney and M&M paraphernalia, it's the last place most discerning natives want to go f ... More >>
Kenneth McCoy, mid-pour.The team behind Ward III -- namely, Michael Neff, Kenneth McCoy, and Abdul Tabini -- reopened the shuttered Rum House earlier this year. Beneath all the grit and grime of 40 years of patronage, the little Times Square piano bar in the Edison Hotel had the makings of a ... More >>
When word first spread in early June of the Rum House's impending closure, its owner, Thai Dang, told us that it would probably be replaced by "something shiny." And that's kind of true -- it will be replaced by a shinier version of itself.
R.I.P.Last month, we reported that the Rum House would be closing on Sept. 30. But the bar, which has sat on the ground floor of the Edison Hotel for more than three decades, shuttered on Saturday night. Jeremiah Moss was there and has a report: Van Morrison was on the jukebox, the Yankees- ... More >>
Marked for extinction.In early June, word surfaced that the Rum House, the piano bar that has sat in the Edison Hotel on West 47th Street for more than three decades, would close by the end of the year. Last night its owner, Thai Dang, e-mailed us with some more sad news.
The Rum HouseAnother day, another vestige of old and unpretentious New York disappears: According to its owner Thai Dang, the Rum House, the piano bar that has sat in the Edison Hotel on West 47th Street for over three decades, will close by the end of the year. Or possibly even sooner. Long ... More >>
Clarinet in hand, the director defends one of America's disappearing art forms