Rosie O’Grady’s, New York City’s famous Irish pub, has a new location. The renowned pub, which was formerly located several blocks away from Times Square, has long been a fixture in New York’s Irish community.
After 43 years in existence, the pub closed its doors on 7th Avenue on June 30. It has already been announced that the former Ruth’s Chris Steak House will reopen at the recently restored Michelangelo Hotel, just a block away from the old location.
The new address is 51st and Seventh. Owner Mike Carty, a well-known personality in the city’s Irish culture, particularly in the GAA, said he received the keys to the new location on Wednesday. The Co Leitrim native stated that the new Rosie’s was working on a plan to open in March of next year and that he was thrilled to reopen.
During the pandemic, Rosie O’Grady’s shuttered on and off, closing for the majority of 2020 and again from January 2021 to May 2021. Mike moved to New York in the 1960s and, with his business partner, the late Austin Delaney, launched the first Rosie O’Grady’s in the Wall Street area in 1976. For decades, the Carty family has run the pub.
Rosie O’Grady’s previous venue had been in business since 1981, but a financial disagreement with the building’s owner, SL Green, apparently led to the family’s decision to close the venue, which reportedly cost $ 3.3 million per year to rent. The last day was marked by a touching staff photo outside the building thanking clients for their memories.
Mike Carty received a Lifetime Achievement award last year at the New York GAA’s first-ever Hall of Fame event in Croke Park. The veteran has been deeply involved in the sport from its inception.
He played with the Leitrim Football Club before becoming a trainer and successful manager, guiding the team to two New York championships. Rosie’s has employed every player at some point.
Mike has also sponsored a charity golf excursion for about 25 years, raising over $2 million for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Ballinamore Rehab, and several other organizations.
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