Tag: McSorley’s

Welcome to March! Celebrate Irish Heritage and Women’s History with GVSHP Programs

Good news, all Off the Grid-ers: we’ve made it to March! In addition to marking the near-end of winter, March is the month for two important celebrations – Irish Heritage Month and Women’s History Month. So central to the history

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

What is the Oldest Bar in New York City?

On this day, 45 years ago, the famous McSorley’s Old Ale House at 15 East 7th Street (just east of Cooper Square) in the East Village admitted its first female patron following a discrimination lawsuit by the National Organization for Women.

Our Irish Heritage

The history of Greenwich Village is a history of immigration. Although the St. Patrick’s Day Parade as we know it follows an uptown route along 5th Avenue, the original Irish immigrants to New York were a major presence here in

The Restaurant Toolbox: Menu Options for Saving Important Food Establishments

  Most of us have experienced the surprise and sadness of walking by a favorite business and seeing it shuttered. The reasons for closures are many – including such personal matters as an owner’s simple desire to retire. But other

East Village Sports Bars

OK, Super Bowl has come and gone, the ground hog says six more weeks of winter, and basketball and hockey don’t do it for me.  So I’m focused on February 13, when Spring Training for Major League Baseball begins! A

John Sloan’s Village

Today marks the birthday of great Greenwich Village artist and chronicler of everyday life in Lower Manhattan John Sloan, born August 2, 1871. Sloan worked as an painter and illustrator, first in Pennsylvania, and then most notably in New York at the

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

Then & Now: 3rd Avenue & East 10th Street, Part 3

Last week we talked about the history of the building at 48 3rd Avenue and left you wondering about the rest of the block of 3rd Avenue between 10th & 11th Streets. As a reminder, this started when we came