November 28, 2008
The Old Town Bar
This is another one of New York's great old bars and the one I seem to spend the most time in. It's on 18th st between Park and Broadway and has been around since 1892. One of the interesting stories about this grand old place is that the ceiling was last painted white in 1952 (when the bars were made to close on election day), untouched since then it is now dark brown from all those years of cigarette and cigar smoke. You have got to love this bar.