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Spotlight on Industry Partner: Neirs Tavern

 
Introducing Loycent Gorden of Neir's Tavern, the most famous bar you've never heard of. 
 
What year did your business open?
1829
 
Has your company or organization or any members of the organization received any awards (recently or in the past)?
2015 Queens Best Bar and Best Bartender award by Queens Courier Newspaper
Owner received Community Service Award 2016 Received business of the year 2010 for saving the bar from closing down
NYC's oldest continuously operating bar still located in the same place from inception.
 
FILM APPEARANCES:
Neir’s has appeared in block buster films such as “Tower Heist” with Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. Director Brett Ratner loved the place so much that he said he will prominently feature Neir’s exterior and interior for the world to see. And he did. Watching the movie one sees the Neir’s prominently displayed prior to the bar scene.
 
Neirs was featured on the Emmy Awarded show “New York Originals” for its down to earth whole-hearted history and later featured in the book being sold nationally.
 
Many scenes of the venerable Goodfellas was filmed at Neir’s with Robert Deniro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco and many more stepping into Neir’s to play out their roles which went on to bring them much fame. Many has watch these films & visited Neirs to point out the scenes.
 
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What drove you to work or create this company/organization? What's your story?
It was 3 days from closing down and jumped in to try to keep it open. I had no bar or restaurant experience and learned as I went along. The mission for neirs tavern is "To preserve the history of nyc's oldest bar by connecting with the community we serve".
 
For more info or to reserve a table check out their website: www.neirstavern.com

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