My trip to New York City last month brought me to the Financial District; an area of the city I’m not familiar with so after doing a quick search online I found a pub called O’Hara’s that had scores of rave reviews and was near by.
Upon entering O’Hara’s you’ll note the hundreds (if not thousands) of patches from police departments. It gives the place a certain charm and paid tribute to those men and women who spend their careers serving and protecting others. I liked O’Hara’s the minute I walked in the door. The bartender, Paul, had an easy going personality and maintained conversations with everyone at the bar without ever seeming to rush anyone or leave any patrons waiting.
The food is mostly of the comfort variety. I was tempted to try the Shepherd’s Pie which Paul said was delicious but huge, so I opted for one of their many burgers on the menu. I ended up ordering the Bronx Burger which comes with mushrooms, sauteed onions and American cheese as well as a generous pile of French fries all for $12.50 (pretty damn cheap by NYC standards).
The food, beer and service all lived up to the hype in those reviews, I’m happy to say. If you are looking for a classic pub and the corresponding grub this is a place to check out. O’Hara’s Pub is located at 120 Cedar Street and serves food much later than most of the surrounding bars and restaurants. If you do stop by tell Paul the guy from Boston says “Hello”.
TheRealReporter.com says the Abbey Group is the money behind the rumored $40 million purchase for the 5.5 acre Boston Flower Exchange. According to the article, tenants have been told they need to vacate 540 Albany St. by year’s end. The lack of transparency and secrecy that has surrounded the Flower Exchange purchase to date is not going to sit well with neighborhood associations, but I remain curious to find out what is planned and hope more details from the developer will be forthcoming.
The Abby Group’s most successful endeavors include the Landmark Center in the Fenway and the Lafayette Corporate Center and 45 Province high-rise residential condominium in Downtown Crossing. Much thanks to Courtney Trautman for bringing the article in TheRealReporter.com to my attention.
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While this is not Boston’s first snowfall, it feels like it. Boston looks very pretty at the moment. Looking out my windows, the flurries pop against the red brick, giving the illusion that I’m looking out at a giant snow globe.
For the past few days Boston has been in the 50s. At lunch time yesterday, Boston was 55 degrees and today it is 30 degrees. Boston has about 3-4 inches of snow right now, but I suspect most of this will be gone by Monday since weather forecasts indicate Boston’s will be sunny and in the mid 40s on Sunday.
Each Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain. If you are stumped, feel free to get help – share it with a friend or colleague to see if you can figure it out together.
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This weeks riddle: You’ll see it first in Ice, while floating in the middle of Air; twice if it’s inside, even when it’s not actually in there.
Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.