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1 Jan 2012

Beautiful New York

Some top places to eat and to see:

Gage & Tollner
Was an unspoilt late nineteenth-century chop house with functioning gas lamps. Opened in 1892 and named after the original owners; when they sold it in 1911 one of the conditions was that nothing ever be changed, the original wallpaper was still in place and most of the furniture dated back to the 1890s. It sadly closed it's doors in 2004 due to flagging business.

Gage & Tollner

The Airline Diner
The only American diner in the five boroughs to retain its original decor. A perfectly preserved 1950s eatery. Built in 1954 it features all the classic essentials including neon signs and vinyl covered benches and stools. Featured in the 1990 film Goodfellas.

The Airline Diner

The Spotted Pig
This Michelin starred restaurant opened in 2004 by owner Ken Friedman and investors like Mario Bateli and Bono, apparently... It is rated as serving some of the best burgers in the country! Always crowded, and very popular with locals and celebrities.

The Spotted Pig, downstairs

The Spotted Pig, Bar

The Spotted Pig, upstairs

McSorley's Old Ale House
'Good Ale, Raw Onions, No Ladies' read the sign that hung outside the door when it opened in 1854. Regulars through the ages boast the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Henry Fonda, Laural & Hardey and virtually every president since Abraham Lincoln. The bar stayed opened during the prohibition through the use of hidden foot pumps serving the famous McSorley Brew to the regulars. 
The McSorley motto "We were here before you were born".

McSorley's Old Ale House

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