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New York City, pop culture, art and nightlife. Because nobody else is blogging about those things.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I recognize that pool table

We watched the first episode of The Black Donnellys on NBC, and I don't think I'll feel the need to watch it again-but it was cool to see that the primary interior location for the show is the Parkside Lounge, where we do What's My Line? every month! The exterior shots set their fictional bar somewhere in a hagiographic Irish neighborhood in the boroughs, but the interiors are all Parkside. Just a reinforcement that the Parkside is one of the most picturesque old-school divey bars in Manhattan-the squat building on the corner of East Houston and Attorney Street has never been anything but a bar, and certainly feels like one of the last of a dying breed in the City; it's also staffed by some of the nicest people to work with in the City, and it's a pleasure to do a show there. Even if it didn't have the great hidden lounge in the back with the intimate stage, it would be my kind of place. Go, have a drink.


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