Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Secret Passage

The secret entrance to the currently closed Chumley’s.
Forgotten New York: Chumley's is probably the only major bar or restaurant in New York City that has never had a sign or marking of any sort on its exterior to mark its presence. Yet most Greenwich Villagers know where it is, officially 86 Bedford Street just north of Barrow, and most nights, it's packed.

Chumley's building dates to the 1830s and was originally a blacksmithery. According to legend, in the pre-Civil War era it was a stop where escaped slaves could find a haven (there was a black community on nearby Gay Street). At length it became a gathering place for leftist radicals. By 1922, Leland Chumley had established a speakeasy/gambling den in the old building; the tradition of not marking the entrance continues to this day.

During and after Prohibition Chumley's became one of NYC's many literary hangouts. The difference here is that the authors' original dust jackets, and their portraits, line the walls of the place on all sides. You will find just about every big name in 20th Century literature here from Hemingway to Mailer to Ginsburg on the wall.

Chumley's is accessed via a small passageway leading from Barrow Street called Pamela Court. According to legend the term "86 it" for "kill it" or "forget about it" comes from a warning the cops would give, phoning ahead to Chumley to let him know they were on the way and customers should "86" or book out the entrance/exit.

437 comments:

«Oldest   ‹Older   401 – 437 of 437
Anonymous said...

By dividing up the party at several peoples houses you make it easy on
yourself. I won't spoil your surprises and give away any more details. Cranberry studios developed this sequel while publisher Anaconda brings it to you in stores.

Take a look at my web-site san diego california

Anonymous said...

Nothing can compare to the more expensive tools which are
made from high-grade tempered steel. Naturally it is now on
his medical records that he is highly allergic to Ibuprofen and has strict orders to never take it again.
It is VERY important that adults bring actual swimwear to wear in the water park.


Also visit my website :: water shoes

Anonymous said...

Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital to assert that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your blog posts.

Any way I'll be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access consistently rapidly.

Here is my homepage: laborers

Anonymous said...

Hello, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and
i was just curious if you get a lot of spam remarks?
If so how do you reduce it, any plugin or anything you can recommend?
I get so much lately it's driving me mad so any help is very much appreciated.

Here is my website: lazyfish

Anonymous said...

Some were practical, of course, but others were psychological and emotional.
I believe my exact words were "I don't want to be your dirty little secret. They feature almost nightly drink specials and some form of entertainment every night of the week--DJ's, live music, trivia, you name it.

Feel free to surf to my weblog :: pub quiz amsterdam

Anonymous said...

each time i used to read smaller content that also clear their motive,
and that is also happening with this paragraph which I
am reading now.

Also visit my weblog - practiced

Anonymous said...

Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book
in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a bit, but
instead of that, this is great blog. A great read. I will definitely be
back.

My website ouvert

Anonymous said...

Hi there to all, how is all, I think every one is getting more from this website,
and your views are nice in favor of new visitors.


Also visit my web site; cedars finance

Anonymous said...

No matter if some one searches for his essential thing,
so he/she wants to be available that in detail, therefore that thing is maintained over here.


my homepage: forex trading forums

Anonymous said...

Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing
this write-up and the rest of the site is very good.

Also visit my page cedar finace.com

Anonymous said...

Now you can Select Wipe Data or Factory Reset by pressing the Volume buttons to
go up or down and the Home button to select options.

Interestingly, the rise in sales of smartphones will come
at the expense of declining cell phone sales, currently 90% of the market. However, they are less likely to say these tools helped them save money at a rate of 44 percent to 49 percent.

Feel free to visit my blog ... samsung s4

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure exactly why but this blog is loading extremely slow for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a problem on my end? I'll check
back later and see if the problem still exists.

Here is my page ... sleeved

Anonymous said...

I have been browsing online greater than three hours today,
but I never discovered any attention-grabbing article like yours.
It is pretty worth sufficient for me. In my opinion, if all website owners and
bloggers made good content material as you probably did,
the internet will probably be much more helpful than ever before.


My blog post: tussaud

Anonymous said...

With the revolutionary Thunderbolt technology, you'll be able to achieve bi-directional channels with transfer speeds to peripherals like external hard drives and servers up to an amazing 10 Gbps--while also connecting to a Display - Port-compatible high-resolution display. By using a quad-core processor chip or over to 16GB of RAM it's a proper monster --
a suitable beast that one could toss in your messenger
bag and take with you all day without spending all night long protesting and complaining about an aching back.
Nevertheless, if you are still willing to buy other refurbished Mac Book Pro other than those
that are certified by Apple, then you are free to do so as
long as you check the item well.

My blog; macbook pro

Anonymous said...

Nothing can compare to the more expensive tools which are made from high-grade tempered steel.
Nobody wants to see someone walking around in a bra and underwear or boxers.
A really great way to make this work -- if the store allows it --
is to couple sale items with coupons, for even greater savings.


Here is my website :: water shoes

Anonymous said...

Nothing can compare to the more expensive tools
which are made from high-grade tempered steel. Dig your feet into the hot sand and
leave your wrist watch at home. From picking up shells and walking along
the shore to boogie boarding out in the ocean water Shoes are made to stay on the feet and keep them protected.

Anonymous said...

The manufacturer claims if this can improve text entry speeds by 30%. 1 is Samsungs replacement of the original Galaxy Tab 10. With this samsung galaxy tab media dock You can convenient sync the tablet with a computer and charge it at the same time.

Anonymous said...

Rather, many of the techniques we've been covering. Speaking of quality, so it should not be done. Other features include making custom gifts with your stickers n stuffs.

Here is my weblog :: stickers for trucks

Anonymous said...

Yes, that is less than my i - Pad weighed in its Otter - Box Case.

Analysts also point out that, as Mac - Book Air's strong growth, in the next 12 months, its sales will reach over $7 billion, and sell 1. Go with the Pro if you need any kind of external connectivity options.

Feel free to visit my website: macbook air

Anonymous said...

The WI-FI enabled chromebooks, by Acer will come somewhere around $350.
5 hour battery life you aren't going to find anything that lasts longer on one charge and is still able to offer a full range of applications and net connectivity. Many years in the past the user had to write their programming code manually, using some cryptic codes.

Also visit my blog post; samsung chromebook review

Anonymous said...

Black - Berry Play - Book by RIM is at price of Rs 32000 for 16GB
model. The thinking is much cases are questionable to be settled within large bags
time you length. Sources demonstrate that this newly designed solution designed to offer a streamlined framework
for enterprises to unfurl mobile apps for Blackberry Play -
Book tablet users within the organization.

My site :: blackberry playbook

Anonymous said...

You can eаsіly turn on and off, аn accеlегometer and а proximity ѕеnѕor and swype text is quite user-friendlу.
Why Βecаuse only one smartphоne has challenged -
perhaрs ѕurpasseԁ - the iPhone іn Japаn.
Rеleasing the Blackbеrry S іs yet veгy ѕіmplе but amazingly stylish.
ConnectObjectsWith the blackberry S3.
Ӏs building a netωοrk bаsed
on Long-Term Evolution, or LTE, technology. The Amaze
offеrs а sharρеr picture and the colors
are simplу remarkable. The South Kоrean fiгm
hаs been making efforts tο increase
homemade mobilе content, such aѕ email, inѕtant
messagіng and integrated calendаr.

Anonymous said...

On Sunday nights Erin Jaimes hosts a blues jam where anyone from Alan Haynes to Gary Clark, Jr.

Anna had been looking through my phone while I was naked.
The food is decent and the drink specials on Tuesdays include $2.



My webpage :: pub quiz answers and questions

Anonymous said...

Also, we need to determine the rounds of the quiz according to it.
* Team answer sheets - Basically a grid lined A4 type sheet with answer write
in numbered boxes and a line on top for the team name.

The decline of the East side blues scene was disheartening,
but, it also gave rise to the need for a fresh start, which came in the form of the next blues-only venue, Antone's, founded by the late Clifford Antone, during the summer of 1975.

Feel free to surf to my weblog: pub quiz answers and questions

Anonymous said...

DJ spins out on Saturday nights. At the end of each round read out the cumulative scores.
The buccal cavity is a small cavity that has neither jaws nor teeth.


Here is my homepage; fun pub quiz names

Anonymous said...

Black - Berry Play - Book by RIM is at price of Rs 32000 for 16GB model.
The Black - Berry Playbook price has not yet been revealed but it
is thought that it could be up to £100 cheaper than the equivalent
i - Pad model, which will make it a very attractive proposition indeed once the
Black - Berry Playbook release date arrives. Black - Berry Tablet
OS is the new operating system that has been created for the Black
- Berry Tablet and this operating system is
based on QNX Neutrino.

Take a look at my web-site :: blackberry playbook review

Anonymous said...

On Sunday nights Erin Jaimes hosts a blues jam where anyone from Alan Haynes to Gary Clark, Jr.
*Rounds table format. The Bull's Head Pub, Bangkok.

Look at my weblog :: funny pub quiz names

Anonymous said...

After I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when
new comments are added- checkbox and from now on each time a comment is added I receive four emails with the exact same comment.
Perhaps there is a means you can remove me from that service?
Many thanks!

my webpage - psn code generator

Anonymous said...

Аѕ уоu all κnow by noω, but Samsung ωinѕ for keeрing the weight
doωn to a mаtteг of scrolling uр or down on thе hоme sсreen ωith photos or
livе feeds, and other ԁeνices? It also records νideo in 1080p offerіng the richest vidеo content on а
Smartphone. In the recently yеars, whole glοbal
fοсus on thе smartphоne incοrporatе Google seаrch, Maρs
and Gmail.

my wеbsite :: blackberry

Anonymous said...

Υou сan сhooѕе from two
diffeгent scгeen sizеs.

In thе eѵent yоu do nοt
ωаnt. 5 billion in еxtra annual гevenuе from Offiсe on Ipad by seаrchіng onlinе.
In the wогds оf legendary Yanκeеs basebаll mаnаger Yоgi Βeгrа, It ain't over till it's over.
Thiсknеѕs: The Κinԁlе Fіrе is a natural choice.
Apple hаs refused to ѕubstantiate that
thе іmаges аre real аlthough
thе raρid action to forсe the content providerѕ
to геmoѵe thеm іndіcаtes that
they were οperating remοtеly.

Anonymous said...

Narrow blood vessels lie alongside the intestines of the earthworm
and they absorb the nutrients from the alimentary canal feeding the rest of the body.
I believe my exact words were "I don't want to be your dirty little secret. 28.

My webpage: free Pub Quiz answers

Anonymous said...

Some were practical, of course, but others were psychological and emotional.

I believe my exact words were "I don't want to be your dirty little secret. Theme Format: It is almost like standard format of the pub quiz.

My webpage; fun pub quiz names

ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 08.14
longchamp outlet, replica watches, tiffany jewelry, coach purses, tory burch outlet, coach outlet, christian louboutin, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors handbags, prada handbags, louboutin shoes, oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin, prada outlet, nike free, tiffany jewelry, michael kors outlet store, ralph lauren polo, burberry outlet, nike air max, coach outlet, gucci handbags, longchamp outlet, chanel handbags, michael kors, longchamp bags, coach outlet store online, kate spade outlet, michael kors outlet, burberry factory outlet, ralph lauren outlet, michael kors outlet online, nike air max, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors outlet online, cheap jordans, true religion outlet, oakley sunglasses, louboutin uk, nike outlet, oakley sunglasses, kate spade

ninest123 Ninest said...

jordan pas cher, michael kors, nike free pas cher, hollister uk, nike roshe run pas cher, true religion outlet, lululemon outlet, mulberry uk, ralph lauren pas cher, sac guess pas cher, true religion jeans, michael kors outlet online, converse, new balance, longchamp pas cher, ray ban uk, burberry pas cher, abercrombie and fitch UK, longchamp soldes, polo ralph lauren uk, nike air max, north face pas cher, michael kors uk, polo lacoste pas cher, vans pas cher, nike blazer pas cher, north face uk, nike tn pas cher, nike air max pas cher, hermes pas cher, hogan sito ufficiale, true religion outlet, nike air force, nike air max uk, nike air max uk, lunette oakley pas cher, lunette ray ban pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, vanessa bruno pas cher, nike free, timberland pas cher, louboutin pas cher

ninest123 Ninest said...

longchamp uk, hermes handbags, chi flat iron, insanity workout, instyler ionic styler, abercrombie and fitch, jimmy choo outlet, p90x workout, nike air max, mont blanc, wedding dresses, mcm handbags, celine handbags, timberland boots, herve leger, valentino shoes, nike trainers uk, iphone cases, giuseppe zanotti, bottega veneta, soccer jerseys, north face outlet, north face outlet, nfl jerseys, beats by dre, softball bats, mac cosmetics, salvatore ferragamo, oakley, babyliss pro, vans outlet, nike air huarache, new balance shoes, hollister clothing, abercrombie, asics running shoes, nike roshe uk, soccer shoes, reebok outlet, lululemon outlet, ghd hair, nike roshe run

ninest123 Ninest said...

wedding dresses uk, vans scarpe, hollister, gucci, ugg uk, uggs on sale, karen millen uk, juicy couture outlet, uggs on sale, lancel, juicy couture outlet, marc jacobs, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, uggs outlet, coach outlet, replica watches, pandora charms, pandora jewelry, swarovski uk, nike air max, thomas sabo uk, polo ralph lauren, uggs outlet, bottes ugg pas cher, swarovski jewelry, converse, converse shoes outlet, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, links of london uk, uggs on sale, montre pas cher, supra shoes, ray ban, hollister, pandora uk, louboutin, toms shoes, ugg pas cher
ninest123 08.14

Gala غلا الروح said...

This is such a nice addition thanks!!!
غلا الروح
شات صوتي

شات الغلا
صوتية الغلا

غلا الصوتيه
شات الروح
شات صوتي غلا
شات صوتي
شات غلا

إشتراكات الصوتي
قوانين الصوتي
فعاليات الصوتي
برامج صوتيه

شات غلا
سعودي كام الصوتي
شات تمنيتك
شات غلاتي
شات صوتي
غلا
شات غلاي
إشتراكات الصوتي

دلع ون
حبي كول
شات أميره الصوتي
وه الغربيه
نايس كام
شوق كام
سحر الكون
بنت ابوي

عرب كول
شات صوتي
انحراف كام
شات مغربي

عذاب كول
شات صوتي
شات كول

شات الغلا
Cockteail
fashion-moderns

«Oldest ‹Older   401 – 437 of 437   Newer› Newest»