In February of 1967, Joan Rivers, then 33 years old, performed her stand-up act at the Downstairs at the Upstairs (37 West 56th Street). She killed. She had yet to hit the peak of her fame. She was also a bit of an anomaly: A WOMAN COMIC! Writing for this paper in the February 23, 1967 issue, Bill M ... More >>
There are plenty of middling faux-Gaelic watering holes that ply patrons with green beer on that shit show that is St. Patrick's Day, but if you prefer a less bastardized version of the Irish pub, the following picks should work just fine. With Guinness on our brains and sausage rolls in our bellies ... More >>
via Minnie McSorley/FacebookIt has come to our attention via awesome East Village blogger (and our Best Neighborhood Blog winner) EV Grieve that Minnie McSorley, the cat who lives at McSorley's Ale House (who's recently been sued by a woman who claims that Minnie attacked her and left her wit ... More >>
In his new book, New York City's Best Dive Bars: Drinking and Diving in the Big Apple, Ben Westhoff riffs on the five boroughs' finest dumps. Here are his 10 favorites.
A New York tradition...of dirtiness The Post weighs in on the new round of Health Department letter grades with an article titled, "Several Elite Restaurants Graded Unclean." Turns out when a publication runs a photo of McSorley's Old Ale House (grade: C) alongside that headline, blogs like G ... More >>