Monday, February 16, 2015
McSorley's is/was 161 today
[Image of old McSorley's via Facebook]
Opened in 1854, as legend has it here at 15 E. Seventh St. near Cooper Square.
There was cake...
[Photo via @ueshawk]
… and Abe Lincoln … and the dudes with muskets …
[Photo by TheDustyRebel via Facebook]
And because someone will bring this up and ruin everything:
There are some doubters about when McSorley's actually opened. Per New York: "Though McSorley’s claims it opened its doors in 1854, NYC historian Richard McDermott used public records to prove it really opened in 1862." Which means Lincoln never set foot in the place.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Happy 155th birthday, McSorley's (or not)
Exclusive: Minnie McSorley's first interview