Tag: McSorley’s Old Ale House

The End of Prohibition!

There have been a handful of times in this country when the outcome of a political campaign was truly stunning. Such was the case in 1919 when several groups known as the “Drys” won a 70 year campaign to prohibit

Woody Guthrie’s New York Comes Alive

Folk music icon Woody Guthrie was a little man with beady eyes – as described by his second wife Marjorie, though she had imagined him to be taller, strapping, and more like a proper cowboy than he was. Perhaps it

Irish Bars of the Village

As we approach St. Patrick’s Day, we realized we’ve discussed Irish churches, Irish heritage, Irish parade riots, and have written about cool East Village bars,  East Village sports bars, historic bars, many posts on LGBT bars, and bars in general.  But

Many Layers of History between 3rd and 2nd Avenues

Scratch the sidewalk anywhere in the Village or East Village and you’ll always find interesting layers of history.  Last month, we went out on a limb and talked about 2nd Avenue and 2nd Street in honor of February 2nd (2/2), but

Ladies Like Beer Too

This is an updated re-posting of a piece written by former GVSHP staffer Dana Schultz. Walk into McSorley’s Old Ale House today and you will see an equal mix of the genders enjoying a beer. It’s hard to imagine that

A History of the East Village in 10 Objects

The following is an updated re-posting originally authored by Dana Schulz. As May is Lower East Side History Month, we at GVSHP thought it would be nice to revisit a post from 2012 which gives a nod to ‘A History

Barbara Shaum, 1929-2015

In June, 2015 GVSHP was proud to award Barbara Shaum a Village Award. We are very sad to share the news that she passed away in September. Her longtime friend Eleanor Magid and her granddaughter Amity Paye shared a beautiful

St. Patrick’s Day Wrap-Up

While the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade wound its way up Fifth Avenue this weekend, the Village celebrated the holiday in a more low-key way.

Women Like Beer Too

Walk into McSorley’s Old Ale House today and you will see an equal mix of the genders enjoying a beer.  It’s hard to imagine that for 116 years this would not have been the case, as women were not allowed

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