After 190 Years, It’s Last Call at the ‘Most Famous Bar You’ve Never Heard of’  The New York TimesView full coverage on Google News
Neir’s Tavern in Queens has long claimed the title of oldest bar in New York City. Now it’s closing.Neir’s Tavern in Queens has long claimed the title of oldest bar in New York City. Now it’s closing.

The most famous bar you’ve never heard of is on the verge of closing before you ever knew it existed.But that doesn’t mean it won’t be missed by a legion of fans who for years have kept Queens’ best bar secret to themselves.And, if you’re wondering how a place with this much history can stay under the radar for 190 years, just head to Neir’s Tavern & Grill in Woodhaven, raise a glass, and the answer will become as clear as a bottle of Grey Goose.The most famous bar you’ve never heard of is on the verge of closing before you ever knew it existed.But that doesn’t mean it won’t be missed by a legion of fans who for years have kept Queens’ best bar secret to themselves.And, if you’re wondering how a place with this much history can stay under the radar for 190 years, just head to Neir’s Tavern & Grill in Woodhaven, raise a glass, and the answer will become as clear as a bottle of Grey Goose.

“Neir’s Tavern in Queens provided the setting for memorable bar scenes from the 1990 mob classic “Goodfellas.” And locals claim that Mae West may have begun her performance career in its ballroom, via ⁦@coreykilgannon⁩ https://t.co/TgXNx8Pj2u via @NYTimes”

Alan Fossler on Twitter: "Neir’s Tavern in Queens provided the setting for memorable bar scenes from the 1990 mob classic “Goodfellas.” And locals claim that Mae West may have begun her performance career in its ballroom, via ⁦@coreykilgannon⁩ https://t.co/TgXNx8Pj2u via @NYTimes"

The mayor spoke this morning on WNYC after the bar owner called into the Brian Lehrer Show.The mayor spoke this morning on WNYC after the bar owner called into the Brian Lehrer Show.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to be a goodfella to the embattled owner of the two-century-old watering hole where Martin Scorsese filmed scenes of his 1990 masterpiece. Appearing on his weekly radio segment on WNYC, de Blasio fielded a call from Loycent Gordon, owner of Neir's…

Bill de Blasio told the owner of Neir's Tavern he will try to avert its closure scheduled for Sunday

The current owner of Neir's Tavern in Woodhaven is hoping someone will step in to save the local watering hole.The bar's owner says rent has doubled.

Last Call for Historic Neir's Tavern

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Jan. 9, 2020 By Kristen Torres The historic Neir's Tavern will be shutting its doors this Sunday after nearly 200 years of catering to locals in theJan. 9, 2020 By Kristen Torres The historic Neir's Tavern will be shutting its doors this Sunday after nearly 200 years of catering to locals in the

Historic Woodhaven Tavern to Close Sunday After Nearly 200-Year Run | Forest Hills Post

The well is drying up at one of New York City's oldest water holes. Neir's Tavern in Queens is closing after 190 years in business because of high rent prices.The well is drying up at one of New York City's oldest water holes. Neir's Tavern in Queens is closing after 190 years in business because of high rent prices.

Iconic Queens bar, Neir’s Tavern, set to close after 190 years of business due to skyrocketing rent

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- It's been open for nearly 200 years, and now a rent hike in 2018 is prompting one of NYC's oldest bars to close.NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- It's been open for nearly 200 years, and now a rent hike in 2018 is prompting one of NYC's oldest bars to close.

Neir's Tavern, one of NYC's oldest bars, to close on Sunday | 1010 WINS

Neir’s Tavern, the 190-year-old Woodhaven pub that is believed to be the oldest bar in New York City, is closing Sunday, the owner said in a surprise  announcement posted online Thursday morning.Neir’s Tavern, the 190-year-old Woodhaven pub that is believed to be the oldest bar in New York City, is closing Sunday, the owner said in a surprise  announcement posted online Thursday morning.

Last call for iconic Queens bar Neir’s, closing down after 190 years - Queens Chronicle: Queenswide

The owner of Neir’s Tavern says he couldn’t afford to stay open any longerThe owner of Neir’s Tavern says he couldn’t afford to stay open any longer

Iconic NYC Bar Neir’s Tavern Forced to Close After 190 Years in Queens - Eater NY

Neir's Tavern, a beloved watering hole in Woodhaven, will sadly close its doors after nearly 190 years of service.Neir's Tavern, a beloved watering hole in Woodhaven, will sadly close its doors after nearly 190 years of service.

Iconic Neir's Tavern in Woodhaven will close after 190 years of service | abc7ny.com

Neir's Tavern in Woodside, Queens celebrated its 190th-anniversary last year, but they will close their doors for good this Sunday.Neir's Tavern in Woodside, Queens celebrated its 190th-anniversary last year, but they will close their doors for good this Sunday.

De Blasio wants to save Queens' 190-year-old Neir's Tavern from closing | 6sqft

Neir's Tavern in Queens, one of NYC's oldest and most beloved bars will close this Sunday because the rent is just too damn high. Read about a rally in the works.Neir's Tavern in Queens, one of NYC's oldest and most beloved bars will close this Sunday because the rent is just too damn high. Read about a rally in the works.

Neir's, One of NYC's Oldest Bars Closes Sunday; Rally Planned - Untapped New York

Among much celebrity love, Anthony Bourdain paid the bar a visit in an episode of "Parts Unknown."Among much celebrity love, Anthony Bourdain paid the bar a visit in an episode of "Parts Unknown."

190-Year-Old Neir’s Tavern—One of NYC’s Oldest Bars—Is Closing

The Woodhaven staple was used as the bar featured a number of times in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 mob film “Goodfellas”The Woodhaven staple was used as the bar featured a number of times in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 mob film “Goodfellas”

Beloved Queens Bar Neir’s Set to Close After 190 Years in Business – NBC New York

The owner said his asking rent last year shot up to roughly $5,400/month from $3,100.The owner said his asking rent last year shot up to roughly $5,400/month from $3,100.

Neir's Tavern, One Of NYC's Oldest Bars, Will Close Due To Rent Hike - Gothamist