Mar 162013
 

St Patricks MontrealIt’s too late to get a St. Patrick’s Day card into snail mail.  But there’s still time to send an e-card.  Even better, send a FREE St. Patrick’s Day e-cardSave green with this link and wish somebody the luck of the Irish or a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

You can also send your Jewish friends a FREE Passover e-card.  Click here for a previous NYCOTC posting with all the info.

 

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Mar 122012
 

Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but these two pubs are Irish year-round.

McSorley’s has been at the same location in the East Village since 1854, and hasn’t changed its decor or style since.  The wooden bar has been burnished to a deep shine by generations of elbows, and the walls are cluttered with museum quality memorabilia, including an original ‘wanted’ poster for Abe Lincoln’s assassination.  McSorley’s is at 15 E 7th St., between Second and Third Aves.

Mug’s Ale House is an old-fashioned neighborhood bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with a modern list of draft beers and ales that includes local micro-brews like Bluepoint Toasted Lager and imports from Germany, Belgium, and — of course — Irish Guinness.  Mugs is at 125 Bedford Ave. at North Tenth Street.

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Mar 172011
 

Would a real Irish bar or pub serve green beer on St. Patricks Day?  Probably not.  Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.  These bars and pubs are Irish year-round.

McSorley’s has been at the same location in the East Village since 1854, and hasn’t changed its decor or style since.  The wooden bar has been burnished to a deep shine by generations of elbows, and the walls are cluttered with museum quality memorabilia, including an original ‘wanted’ poster for Abe Lincoln’s assassination.  McSorley’s is at 15 E 7th St., between Second and Third Aves.

Mug’s Ale House is an old-fashioned neighborhood bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with a modern list of draft beers and ales that includes local micro-brews like Bluepoint Toasted Lager and imports from Germany, Belgium, and — of course — Irish Guinness.  Mugs is at 125 Bedford Ave. at North Tenth Street.

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Mar 172011
 

New York City has the biggest and best St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world, with more than 200,000 marchers, including marching bands, and more than two million spectators lining the route. The 2011 St. Patrick’s Day parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 44th Street, past the reviewing stand at St Patrick’s Cathedral at 50th Street, and all the way up past the American Irish Historical Society at 83rd and the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 83rd Street to 86th Street. Starting time is 11 a.m., and it will take until 4:30 or 5 p.m. for the last marcher to reach 86th St.

The best viewing spots are north of 59th Street, especially the steps of the Met Museum. Of course, get there early for the best viewing spot. And remember — public drinking of alcohol is strictly forbidden during the parade. Anyone found drinking in public can be ticketed and arrested, and police will confiscate all alcoholic beverages.

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Mar 162011
 

NYC on the CheapAccess all of the historical records on Ancestry.com, including newly added Irish records, with a FREE 14-day membership.  You can take advantage of this free offer even if you aren’t Irish.  Recently, I checked my own ancestry, and found information about my own grandparents, including the passenger list of the ship that brought them to New York City.  Appropriately, that ship was named “Manhattan”.  Ancestry.com also is offering a free webinar today, March 16th to help you focus your Irish roots search and provide shortcuts to save time.

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Mar 162011
 

NYC on the CheapNew York City gets greener by the day, and we’re not just talking about St. Patrick’s Day, when everybody is Irish for the day. Learn how to go green in your everyday life and help the environment at a FREE lecture at the New York Public Library Mid-Manhattan Branch, on green day, Thursday, March 17th. The program is at 6:30 p.m., after the St. Patrick’s Day parade is over and midtown is back to normal. You’ll learn about going green with little things, like recycling your old electronics, and bigger things, like getting a list of green businesses and organizations in New York City. The Mid-Manhattan library is at 40th Street and Fifth Avenue, across the street from the main library on Fifth Avenue, guarded by those two famous stone lions.

  • Inviting you to follow my other website, Evelyn Kanter Eco-Report, for news about green cars, green travel, and saving the green in your wallet on both.
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Mar 132011
 

NYC on the CheapEverybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, and there are plenty of traditional, old-fashioned Irish bars and pubs in New York City where you can celebrate with a pint of Guinness, shot of Jameson, or something similar, on Thursday, March 17th.  In Midtown, The Playright at 202 West 49th St. is sure to have a party atmosphere along with its full menu, which includes the Patrick Kavanagh burger.  There’s also a $12 lunch menu.  I love the pub, but not the website .  Warning — The Playright website has annoying music that starts automatically.

What’s your favorite Irish pub?  Or happy hour?

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