Entries in Crazy Eddie (2)


August 1, 2011

Two of my favorite blogs are EV Grieve and Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York. They’re two great blogs about New York and I’ve found many kindred spirits at both of them through their comments section and even met some of them in person. And tonight I’m meeting another. Crazy Eddie is always good for a laugh with his witty comments and I take his observations on New York City to heart, because he’s lived in the East Village for his entire life. He picked the spot to meet at and guess what? It’s a bar! And it’s called Percy’s, so it’s off we go.

And here we go down 14th street. Even though it's 7:45, it's still bright out, one of the few things I hate about summer, it gets dark too late.

Union Square Park is filled with people. Note the walking texter, God I hate that!

This sign always makes me think of Dr. Ruth's vagina.

And speaking of EV Grieve, whenever I see a vacant lot, I think of ET.

I keep meaning to come here some night to this coffee shop. It looks about as old school as you can get.

And here we are, Percy's Tavern. Let's check it out.

Since it's a Sunday, there's plenty of seats at the bar. This is why Sunday's are my favorite night to go out.

And Sarah, the lovely bartender on duty is quick with a beer.

A view of the bar from where I was sitting.

There's tables up in the front of the bar.

And a long communal table and stools line the wall near the window opposite the bar.

There's also outside tables to dine and drink at on the sidewalk.

A Guinness painting in the window.

An impressive list of the beers available at Percy's.

A long shot of the bar.

And here he is, the man of the hour, Crazy Eddie. I have to keep his real identity secret because, well, I can't tell or both my big toes would get broken and we don't want that to happen, now do we? But I did have a great time hanging out with Crazy Eddie, a kindred spirit and a life-long East Village resident.

There's Jameson on the walls...

Jameson on the bar...

And here the lovely Orla serves us up shots of Jameson.


And goodnight everybody and see you tomorrow after dark. Special thanks to Crazy Eddie for picking Percy's and hanging out with me. I hope to see you soon again!

Percy's Tavern
210 Avenue A (Between 13th & 14th St.)

Further reading: Shecky’s, Beer Menu, Eugene and Metacafe.

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River deep, mountain high.


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July 30, 2011

I have to work late tonight and I have to work tomorrow on Saturday as well. Normally this would be a problem and I’d probably retreat to one of my Fortresses of Solitude, but tonight someone else is going out on the town for me. Two thirds of the BBC (Baltimore Bar Crawlers) are in town this weekend and for once it’s not Gene and Smoopy, it’s Gene and Terry. And as usual, they are on a tear in NYC. They pulled into town in the afternoon and ended up with a 13 hour BBC Bar Crawl Tour of New York City. Here's the itinerary:

  • 1. 1:31 pm—Walters Bar
    2:21 pm—Billy Marks West
    3:34 pm—Skylight Diner
    5:22 pm—Courtyard Ale House - Queens
    7:55 pm—McGuinness's Saloon - Queens
    8:27 pm—Gaslight - Queens
    9:56 pm—Duke's
    11:00 pm—Molly's
    11:59 pm —Blarney Cove
    12:50 am—Blue & Gold
    1:08 am—International Bar
    2:20 am—Maggie Mae's - Queens

And here's the photo documentary sent in by Gene. There's no captions because I wasn't there, view it like a silent movie of the BBC on one of their legendary bar crawls. It starts out in Penn Station and ends in Queens, with all the above bars and side shots in between. Take it away Gene!


Further reading: 365 Bars, MAD, GAS’D and BBC.

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BBC Five, BBC Six,

BBC Seven, BBC Heaven.


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Bonus Photo From Crazy Eddie!

Crazy Eddie sent in this photo from the Howl Festival that happened earlier this summer in Tompkins Square Park. It's a full color painting of someone who looks a little familiar...aaaahhh!