One of New York City’s most beloved publicans has died.
Jimmy Neary, owner of the iconic Neary’s restaurant and pub on 57th Street and First Avenue, died peacefully in his sleep Friday night, his family announced. He was 91.
The cheerful, ever-smiling Irishman opened Neary’s more than 50 years ago, on St. Patrick’s Day in 1967. It’s been a New York City staple since.
“We want to thank you all for being a part of his life. Dad loved you all and he cherished being with you for the past 55+ years,” the family wrote in a statement posted on the door of Neary’s Saturday night.
“You were all
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