Of All The Gin Joints In All The World...

When Eugene O'Neill wrote The Iceman Cometh, he drew on several seedy watering holes from his down-and-out youth as inspiration for the play's setting, Harry Hope's Saloon. One bar was a waterfront hangout on Fulton Street called Jimmy the Priest's, another was called the Golden Swan in Greenwich Village (dubbed the Hell Hole by its clientele), and the third was a slightly classier joint in the Garden Hotel on 27th Street near the old Madison Square Garden. Those spots are obviously long gone

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