Thursday, March 17, 2011

P.J. Hanley's Neighbors In For Rough St. Patty's Night As Tavern Expands Its Tented Real Estate

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For most, Saint Patrick's Day means wearing green, having fun and going out to drink. That goes without saying. Even here in Carroll Gardens, a neighborhood that was home to a large Irish population before it became predominantly Italian, many will celebrate the night away. That's cool.
P.J. Hanley's at 449 Court Street, is certainly expecting a huge crowd tonight. To accommodate everyone for St. Patrick's Day, they have erected a huge tent over their already tented courtyard, and it extends all the way onto the sidewalk. (Are they allowed to do that? Just asking...)
The tavern, founded in 1875, has been using its side courtyard as outdoor seating for a couple of years now. A few summer seasons ago, the owners covered part of the yard with a big semi-permanent tent, so that they could extend the season and increase seating in their establishment, even when the weather was not co-operating.
As the saying goes, one man's pleasure is another man's pain. One has to feel bad for Hanley's neighbors. It's bound to be a very, very loud and sleepless night for them.


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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sure glad they're not my neighbor! I hate this holiday almost as much as New Year's eve and only because so many people find it necessary to get as drunk as they can! Did you really enjoy the day and/or the night if you can't remember it? You can call me a party pooper, I don't care.

Abbey said...

My first thought today was "It's St. Patrick's Day, and I'm not going to get any sleep tonight". I live near two bars, and will surely have to endure drunken yelling all night. Even when it's not a holiday, people give no thought to the fact that there are apartments above every establishment, with someone trying to sleep.

Cecelia said...

The Columbus Day parade is way cooler!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if anyone in that large crowd noticed the big "C" on the door that they got from the health department....

Anonymous said...

You think that this is bad???
The garbage and filth strewn Spring Fling is coming...

Anonymous said...

Oh my god. Did they take that inflatable Guiness thing down yet? I actually like that outdoor space, but, there must be a better enclosure solution that is pleasing to all. Like a wooden pergola with vines instead of some rented circus pup-tent. I don't live near it but walk by..