Final Last Call at Smith's Bar
Found out yesterday afternoon that Smith's Bar on 44th and 8th was shuttering its doors after almost 60 years of being a destination and melting pot for thousands of working commuters, transients, tourists and locals.
After hearing the news a few friends and I hastily made plans to meet up there and share in some good times one last time.
Lots of people laughing, talking, trading contact info and sharing beer spitting--laugh out loud stories while a great band banged out the classic bar cover tunes, in other words it was just another regular night at this iconic landmark in Hells Kitchen.
Tons of speculation on why it was closing but in the end its all sad, people out of work and another neighborhood street corner has lost its heart beat.
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