Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bagpipes@ McSorley's Bar

While watching TV in my 7th Street apartment in the East Village, I heard the sound of bagpipes.  It was a familiar sound coming from the oldest Irish Ale House in New York City, "McSorley's."
I grabbed my camera and shot this video to give you an idea why people from all over this world visit McSorley's when they are in NYC.
Took this photo on Veterans Day 2013.
McSorley's Old Ale House has been a gathering place, a watering hole, the subject of art and literature and even a supreme court controversy. Established in 1854 - McSorley's can boast of being New York City's oldest continuously operated saloon. Everyone from Abe Lincoln to John Lennon have passed thru Mcsorley's swinging doors. Woody Guthrie inspired the union movement from a table in the front - guitar in hand, while civil rights attorney's Faith Seidenberg and Karen DeCrow had to take their case to the Supreme Court to gain access. Women were finally allowed access to McSorley�s in 1970! Enter the sawdust strewn floors and history patched walls for a trip back through time. Share the McSorley's experience with the spirits of 150 years!