March 17, 2009
St. Patrick's Day Parade and Pub Map
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Happy St. Patrick's Day to ye. A few hundred thousand souls, wearing their green, will be taking to Fifth Avenue today. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at Fifth Avenue and 44th Street, and then marches north on the avenue, clan by clan, to 86th Street. Meanin' - if you were thinkin' about an easy commute to the area in question, you might consider your plans.
A little investigation mapwise reveals that many of New York's Irish pubs may be found in the area around Times Square on the west and then to the east over to Third Avenue, above 42nd St. and south of 57th St. I haven't even mapped many of them, and point of fact, the most famous Irish tavern in NYC, bein' the first, McSorley's, is way down in the East Village. You'll find some Irish there, for sure, but almost everywhere later today on the emerald isle of Manhattan.
Like Irish films? Over the past few days, I've been conducting an informal survey of everyone's favorite underrated or undiscovered Irish films. See my post titled "More Than a Few Irish Films" on Tribeca Film Institute's Reframe site.