Showing posts with label Lilly Coogan's. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lilly Coogan's. Show all posts

Friday, October 29, 2010

Jumpin' at the Coal Yard

As we reported back in the summer, the painfully generic Lilly Coogan's shuttered on First Avenue near Sixth Street... And, Molly and Shawn from the International the next block north, have taken over this space....

And the bar is now open... and, we're not ones to fuss, but....

By far the best new bar to open in the East Village of late... simple...inexpensive... full of locals (at least earlier in the business day) ... and no TV (thank you!)...

Monday, June 7, 2010

Tough times for First Avenue bars: Lilly Coogan's and Cheap Shots are closed

Over the weekend, we noticed that Lilly Coogan's on First Avenue near Sixth Street was closed. And the bar's phone number was not in service... So... several people have confirmed that the bar did close more than a week ago... As I wrote Saturday... I've never been to Lilly's, the former site of one of my favorites, the Homestead...

Meanwhile, as NYC the Blog (via Gothamist) reported that cops shuttered Cheap Shots between St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street...

Per NYC the Blog:

After serving underage auxiliary police officers on at least three occasions as of late, as well as being the scene of a couple of physical kerfuffles, the City of New York had enough. Allison L Arenson, attorney in the office of the Legal Bureau of the Police Department and plaintiff in this case, has laid out the city's case in pages of arguments, which were laying on the sidewalk out front.

"The community has severely suffered and continues to suffer, as a result of the illegal activities...interfering with the health, safety and well being of those who live, work and visit in the surrounding neighborhood."

"It can not be denied," she wrote, "that the subject premises is a public nuisance, and as such should not be allowed to remain open even one more day."

Previously on EV Grieve:
Lilly Coogan's RIP?