Anthony’s Liquors has a little bar in the front, if you didn’t know that now you do. But wait! There’s more. “You’re not going to ruin this, are you?” I don’t always mention when I’m writing about a place because it can feel gross and false. Instead I like to hang around, observe and chat as long as possible so I get a little bit more of a genuine feeling about the place. I was halfway through my second pint and talking with the couple next to me when I mentioned that I was a work and that I was writing about Anthony’s Liquors on 33rd Street. Mary was concerned that people would find out about Anthony’s and that she and her husband, Steve, who have a place walking distance from the iconic liquor store, wouldn’t have the place to themselves. When cool places get popular, it calls to mind
Driving the back roads you’ll see a lot of rusted out cars, but they all have a story from when they weren’t failed projects.