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Jose Padua: My Favorite Bartender in New York City

My favorite bartender in New York wasn’t
some hot young thing with a sexy foreign
accent but a woman in her 60s who’d say
“Nice to see youse guys”

December 31, 2021 · 8 Comments

Paul Christensen: The American Dream

I never mastered the art of the hustle, and the bar, with its stench of stale beer and cigar smoke, intimidated me. I shined my father’s shoes for a dime, and scrubbed the polish off my hands with cleanser. Life is hard, and I was getting beat up by it.

May 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

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