Jimmy Neary, the restaurateur in command of Neary’s restaurant and pub on 57th Street and First Avenue in New York City for greater than 50 years, has died. He was 91.

Neary’s website says the long-lasting institution opened on St. Patrick’s Day 1967 and proudly stays one of the vital well-known Irish eating places in New York. 

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“The restaurant is often referred to as the ‘Irish 21.’ Neary, New York’s finest host, welcomes everyone in the door with his great Irish smile and charming personality. Each night Jimmy is joined by members of his family and his long-tenured staff to ensure that every customer feels like they are part of the family,” the web site reads. 

The New York Post reports Neary died in his sleep Friday evening. 

“We want to thank you all for being a part of his life. Dad loved you all and he cherished being with you for the past 55+ years,” the household wrote in a press release posted on the door of Neary’s Saturday evening. 

“You were all a critical part of his family and enriched his life in countless ways. As he always said ‘I love my life!’”

The restaurant is anticipated to be briefly closed whereas the household mourns.

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Neary’s funeral service can be held subsequent Saturday at 10 a.m. St. Patrick’s Cathedral, presided over by long-time buddy Cardinal Timothy Dolan, his daughter Una advised The Post.

Una stated her father all the time stated he felt like he by no means labored a day in his life.

“What he did is what he loved, and he just loved people. It was all about people for him,” she stated. “He would say he didn’t care if the restaurant ever made a penny, he just wanted to be around people.”

Friends and household of Neary will greater than something miss the unbelievable hypnotic impact he had on everybody he encountered by his candor and storytelling.

 

Neary’s has been a longtime favourite St. Paddy’s day cease for a slew of politicians and different celebrities through the years, together with former Mayor Mike Bloomberg and New York Gov. George Pataki. 

Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Hugh Carey, Ed Koch and Tip O’Neill are simply a few of the well-known names who’ve taken a seat on the bar for a pint of Guinness.