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McSorley's Old Ale House

With an Irish and English background I naturally feel right at home when visiting this place. McSorley’s dates as far back as the 1800’s with an enormous amount of ancient American artifacts decorating the walls. 72 more words

In a State with His Nibs, Jim Keilt

I had a photoshoot in the Mitchel Library on Tuesday night and, after a bite to eat and an expensive pint in the Black Sparrow, formerly the Ritz, I decided to pop into the State Bar in Holland Street to see if the Blues Jam Session was still being held.  338 more words

A night at the oldest bar in New York City

Day five:  Friday March 11th:
Emboldened by yesterday’s fabulous foodie experience I was up and about early today, eager to discover more of NYC’s culinary offerings.  1,409 more words


NYC Trip - Day One

My wife and I decided to take advantage of a last minute invitation to New York City this weekend. You can read about how it came about… 335 more words

Captain's Log

in the bars of old new york

New York was cold. Very, very cold. Like “are you kidding me” cold. It was so cold that doing anything other than go inside somewhere warm was a ridiculous prospect. 476 more words