The End of First Thursday

Our monthly lunch tradition ended on November 4th 2021.

First Thursday began in 1986 as a way for friends to gather after the closing of our beloved bar Chauncey's (formerly McCann's) on East 44th St.

We'll gathered one last time at McSorley's to salute a 35 year tradition.

It's not the last time we'll go to McSorley's, but it was the last First Thursday lunch ever.

Above: The last check, then the crew. And yes, I'm wearing the same shirt I was wearing in the further above photo with Richard Buggy and two fistfuls of ale.