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NYC – a short walk and a McSorleys beer

Recently. I went for a walk starting on east 14th Street and 2nd Avenue. I had no where special to go to but as it was a nice day I headed south. It is interesting to come across people involved in different activities and noticing unusual objects. Here is a summary of today’s walk.



The first corner of my walk


I hope the small shops stay open what with rents soaring


Hard to cross street – never found out what they were celebrating.


By now, I guess this is a classic.


Ale House, generally known as McSorley’s, is the oldest “Irish” tavern located on East 7th Street in the East Village.


The aged artwork, newspaper articles covering the walls, sawdust floors, and the Irish waiters and bartenders give McSorley’s an atmosphere that many consider, correctly or not, reminiscent of “Olde New York.”


Two of McSorley’s mottos are “Be Good or Be Gone”, and “We were here before you were born”. Prior to the 1970 ruling, the motto was “Good Ale, Raw Onions and No Ladies”; the raw onions can still be had as part of McSorley’s cheese platter.


No piece of memorabilia has been removed from the walls since 1910.


Walk around and soak up the history of New York. From Joe Kennedy’s shoes, to the side door with the slot from Prohibition to the invitation to the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, it’s a museum unlike any other.


Drop in sometime and see what other notable people (like you) have visited this landmark bar.


And yet, another parade – ?


Located in a little triangle on first Avenue.


The Hello Kitty Time After Time Capsule by Sebastian Masuda.


This is just colorful… I think each piece holds jewelry – ?





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