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Avoiding A Neir Catastrophe: Saving NYC’s

By Andrew Rigie, Forbes

Last week it was reported that Neir’s Tavern, a 190-year-old watering hole with the claim of being New York City’s oldest bar was shuttering.

Last week, it was reported that Neir's Tavern, a 190-year-old watering hole with the claim of being New York City's oldest bar was shuttering. The owner of the famed bar that appeared in Martin Scorsese's iconic film Good Fellas said that unaffordable rent and insufficient sales were among the reasons for closing.
 
Later in the day, Queens Chamber of Commerce issued a press release announcing the tavern would remain open. This speaks volumes about the climate of NYC's hospitality industry and the government intervention. The Alliance's executive director, Andrew Rigie shares his thoughts on what this means for other small business owners in NYC. 
 
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