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Frustrated with disappearing historic community businesses, Loycent Gordon jumped into to save Historic Neirs Tavern when it was days from closing.

Now he’s interviewing past and present guests supporting Historic Neirs Tavern preservation efforts.

You'll uncover fascinating stories of guests connected to NYC's Oldest Bar known as The Most Famous Bar You've Never Heard Of" PBS TV.

These guests of Neirs customer community he affectionately names The Community Crusaders helping nyc’s oldest bar see beyond it’s 190th birthday!

Neir's Story Booth Loycent Gordon

    • Places & Travel

Frustrated with disappearing historic community businesses, Loycent Gordon jumped into to save Historic Neirs Tavern when it was days from closing.

Now he’s interviewing past and present guests supporting Historic Neirs Tavern preservation efforts.

You'll uncover fascinating stories of guests connected to NYC's Oldest Bar known as The Most Famous Bar You've Never Heard Of" PBS TV.

These guests of Neirs customer community he affectionately names The Community Crusaders helping nyc’s oldest bar see beyond it’s 190th birthday!

    NSB007-Glen Ville-A Family Man Finds a Community, a local bar and finally a home

    NSB007-Glen Ville-A Family Man Finds a Community, a local bar and finally a home

    Glen arrived in Woodhaven after looking for a warm community for his family. One of his other requirements was a bar in walking distance. He found the home and then the “icing” on the cake was a warm community tavern he later became a regular and supporter.

    Video of the surprise party mentioned: https://youtu.be/7N4_i17OZPs

    • 22 min
    NSB008-Ken Foley-Great Grandson of Louis Neir, 1st owner of Neirs Tavern, speaks

    NSB008-Ken Foley-Great Grandson of Louis Neir, 1st owner of Neirs Tavern, speaks

    Confirming Mae West performance at Neirs Tavern, the tough day the Neir family moved away, historic beer system before commercial refridgeration and more

    • 21 min
    NSB006-Warren Augenthaler-President Grover Cleveland, Double Suicide, and Aunt Julia Neir- Part 3 0f 3

    NSB006-Warren Augenthaler-President Grover Cleveland, Double Suicide, and Aunt Julia Neir- Part 3 0f 3

    Warren Augenthaler’s great aunt was the one and only Julia Neir.
    One of the only woman known to be allowed to operate a bar in the late 1800s to early 1900s.

    Listen to this 3 of 3-part episode capturing hidden history of nyc’s oldest bar

    The story of Neirs Tavern’s maintenance workers-Fred and Adolf- taken in and given food and shelter and the unfortunate double suicide.

    Former President Grover Cleveland speech at Neirs Tavern

    The expensive paintings that disappeared.

    • 17 min
    NSB005-Warren Augenthaler-President Grover Cleveland, Double Suicide, and Aunt Julia Neir- Part 2 0f 3

    NSB005-Warren Augenthaler-President Grover Cleveland, Double Suicide, and Aunt Julia Neir- Part 2 0f 3

    Warren Augenthaler’s great aunt was the one and only Julia Neir.
    One of the only woman known to be allowed to operate a bar in the late 1800s to early 1900s.

    Listen to this 1st of 3-part episode capturing hidden history of nyc’s oldest bar

    The story of Neirs Tavern’s maintenance workers-Fred and Adolf- taken in and given food and shelter and the unfortunate double suicide.

    Former President Grover Cleveland speech at Neirs Tavern

    The expensive paintings that disappeared.

    • 22 min
    NSB004-Warren Augenthaler-President Grover Cleveland, Double Suicide, and Aunt Julia Neir (1 of 3)

    NSB004-Warren Augenthaler-President Grover Cleveland, Double Suicide, and Aunt Julia Neir (1 of 3)

    Warren Augenthaler’s great aunt was the one and only Julia Neir.
    One of the only woman known to be allowed to operate a bar in the late 1800s to early 1900s.

    Listen to this 1st of 3-part episode capturing hidden history of nyc’s oldest bar

    The story of Neirs Tavern’s maintenance workers-Fred and Adolf- taken in and given food and shelter and the unfortunate double suicide.

    Former President Grover Cleveland speech at Neirs Tavern

    The expensive paintings that disappeared.

    • 20 min
    NSB003-Wes Houston-100 Years Later Performing In The Footsteps of his Grandfather

    NSB003-Wes Houston-100 Years Later Performing In The Footsteps of his Grandfather

    Wes Houston musical history can date back over 100 years ago when his grandfather was a regular house musician for Neirs Tavern.
    He discovered this through old performance programs and discovered Neirs was still open. 



    Wes Houston's band decided to host a performance on the same spot on the 100th year his grandfather performed at Neirs Tavern. 



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    • 19 min

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