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October 02, 2010

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Ed

I don't think you can expect someplace to remain exactly the same for decades, particularly in this city, and you might be getting old if that really is your expectation.

What the Subway Inn consistently delivers is a lower level of general douchiness than the typical bar in Manhattan. Right now the douchiness level of the typical Manhattan bar is going through the roof, so its increased at this place too. And its still a better bar than just about anyplace else in Manhattan. You wouldn't believe what it is like in some other places.

Jason

Damn, that's dissappointing to hear about the Subway Inn. It used to be a great place to hide from the world.

Ed

Also, like all of these places you have to go at the right time. Jeremaih has a great post at Vanishing New York about McSorley's, which sounds great if you come at the right time. At the wrong time, the place is awful.

dark1p

"I don't think you can expect someplace to remain exactly the same for decades, particularly in this city, and you might be getting old if that really is your expectation."

I guess I'm getting reeeeeeally old. A lot of places used to stay exactly the same for decades and nobody thought it was a big deal. What's happening now is a recent phenomenon in its scale and breadth. And it sucks.

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