Born in 1937, Warren Augenthaler’s great aunt was the one and only Julia Neir. One of the only woman known to be allowed to operate a bar in the late 1800s to early 1900s.

Listen to this 1st of 3-part episode capturing hidden history of nyc’s oldest bar, Neirs Tavern.

Hear the story of Neirs’ Tavern’s maintenance workers-Fred and Adolf- taken in and given food and shelter and the unfortunate double suicide.

Former President Grover Cleveland speech at Neirs Tavern
Kids being stuck in Neir’s Dumbwaiter shaft and Neirs WW2 connection.

Why people were thrown out of Neir’s Tavern for cursing.

The story of the expensive paintings displayed at Neir’s Tavern for decades that disappeared.

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