The bar on Calyer dates from some time around 1880. It is a gem of an old Irish bar that is still known to many locals as Murphys. The New York Times did an article on it, but they did not mention that even into the 1980’s the bar did not serve women in the front. There is still a divider that marked the woman’s side of the bar.
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I am the author of Greenpoint's Forgotten Past and King of Greenpoint. I also wrote two Williamsburg histories, Williamsburg Transformed and The Rise and Fall of the Sugar King, a history of the Havemeyer sugar empire. My latest book is the Irish in New York, profiling Irish Americans who have shaped the history and culture of the Empire State View all posts by geoffreyowencobb