Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Sunday afternoon at Carmines, originally uploaded by Goggla.
I just found out today that after 107 years, Carmines down at the Seaport is no more. This was one of my favorite hang-outs on a Sunday afternoon and the bartender (pictured) was the best.

This was one of those old places that embodied the character of the old Seaport, before the Fulton Fish Market moved to the Bronx and the before the tourist mallification of the neighborhood. Anyone who has read Joe Mitchell's 'Up In The Old Hotel' has an idea of that old gritty fisherman vibe...now, no longer.

Such a shame and a loss...add this to the ever-growing list of discarded NYC cultural treasures.