Historical Krawl Day 7: Old Town

Not far from Union Station, is one of the oldest and best-preserved taverns, Old Town.  We are with our friend Nancy walking along a literary path on Irving Place and 18th street. We pause at the homes of O’Henry and Washington Irving, then turn west to enter Old Town at 45 E 18th street. Originally... Continue Reading →

Krawling to McSorley’s: Day 5

We are krawling to McSorley’s and we are not krawling alone.  We are accompanied by two of our dearest New York City friends, Justin and Lynn, also known as the MadhattersNYC.  More on them later. McSorley’s Olde Ale House, 15 East 7th Street, is the oldest Irish tavern in New York City. Opened in 1854,... Continue Reading →

Day 3: Ear Krawl

It is said that James Brown was a slave, an aide to General George Washington, and one of the subjects in Emanuel Leutze’s famous painting, Washington Crossing the Delaware.  It is also said that James Brown received his freedom following the Revolutionary War and settled along the banks of the Hudson river where he built... Continue Reading →

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