Thursday, December 06, 2007

The Long Goodbye

October 23, 2007 -- the last night for my long-time watering hole, the All-State Cafe.

Video courtesy of Tom Petty the frighteningly brilliant Lyle Greenfield, proprietor of, a site which behooves beholding.

In case you're wondering why Kevin Bacon's in the clip, it's because he worked at the joint when he first came to NYC. (The photos are from a seperate shindig held for some of the oldtimers the Friday after). And yes, that's me in the stupid hat about 1:10 into the clip. Don't laugh too hard.

Damn, I miss that place...


Brooklyn Girl said...

It's a shame that the people who pull the plug on places like this either don't realize or don't care that they are destroying really wonderful communities in the process.

steve simels said...

You gotta be kidding me --

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