My Godfather: Chumley’s


If only the Auntie Carrie parties could be as fortunate as to be the genesis of the latest colloquialism. As New York Speak Easy folklore goes, famed Chumley’s, located at 86 Bedford Street, is responsible for the term “to 86”. Sadly, the historic locale’s days are numbered. I would give you the run down of events that led to its demise, but I am just too busy preparing a Champagne Sangria. Check out The Gothamist for all the details.


~ by Cybel Martin on April 6, 2007.

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