Friday, September 10, 2010

Minetta Tavern

[Photograph by Elaine Fine.]

                   Neon in daylight is a
great pleasure, as Edwin Denby would

Frank O'Hara (1926–1966), “A Step Away from Them”
Here’s a forty-six-year-old description of the Minetta Tavern, from Harold H. Hart’s Hart’s Guide to New York City (1964).

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Saratoga Bar and Cafe (Neon in daylight)
September 10, September 11 (Frank O’Hara’s poem)

comments: 2

adair said...

Ah, the Minetta. Last time I walked by, it was boarded up, either for refurbishing or demolition. It wasn't so great in its last years, but I'd go in to look at a wonderful, original pencil portrait that hung on the wall of the legendary Joe Gould, who used to hold court there.

Michael Leddy said...

It’s rather upscale now, even by NY standards.

Adair, are you writing anywhere? I for one would be happy to read.