Monday, August 15, 2016


Farrell's Bar & Grill, in Windsor Terrace. The business was founded in 1933, the year Prohibition was repealed, when the neighborhood was mostly working-class and Irish, and it remains an authentic old-man, blue-collar bar. Women weren't allowed until sometime in the 80s, though Shirley MacLaine famously forced her way in while filming some movie in the neighborhood. It was also famous for serving Budweiser (apparently, they only serve Bud) in giant styrofoam cups. New York City outlawed styrofoam cups last year; it's unclear if they've phased them out yet. It really doesn't look like the sort of place where someone like me would be welcome, but that's OK. Not everyplace has to be for everyone.

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