Laura Evans of the Patch has a story from two bars on the avenue, Farrell’s and The Double Windsor (across the street from each other) and their political views.

Interesting, to say the least.



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13 Responses to A VIEW FROM A BAR

  1. TonyF16th St says:

    It’s healthy to have different opinions. As long as you don’t try to force them on others. Everyone is entitled to his/her point of view after all this is America.

  2. Jack Kelly says:

    I’m thinking of what the person from The Double Windsor said about not voting for Romney because he doesn’t like the idea of a businessman running the country. Well I never liked the idea of a businessman running the city. Because only a businessman with friends in the Hotel Business would think the Marathon was a good idea so soon after the storm with so many people suffering.

  3. TonyF16th St says:

    Also a great example of one who forces ones opinion and edicts on others.
    “ole my way or the highway Mike”

  4. Jerry Cole says:

    I work with a great guy who frequents the Double Windsor. He’s a guy who enjoys a good laugh and likes sports. Now, he’s not a native and has said that he’s felt ike he’s been seen as the hipster who has walked into the the wrong bar when in farrell’s. We’ve had many a conversation about the differences between the two bars and their clientele. As well as the neighborhoods inhabitants both new and old.

    I always tell him that walking into either place can give one that I’m in the wrong place feeling. It is that way when you are the new kid in class. Until people get to know you you’re always looked at as an outsider. That certainly can change but it doesn’t happen overnight. Can you imagine how some of the newer residents would have felt about the old summer league? The crowds, the lights, the noise! Oh my! 🙂

    People are entitled to their opinions and therein lies the sticking point. You can’t force feed your opinion down someone else’s throat. There has to be some give and take. I have little doubt that some of the newer residents bring some great things to the area just as I know that so many longtime residents have done and continue to do.

    Coach, you need to organize a neighborhood tourney to get both sides together. I’m not sure that the Double Windsor can stand the pound it inside game that Farrell’s could bring to the game but I’d wager that their Princeton offense would give Farrell’s fits. LOL!!!

    Be well and as my man from Dos Equis says; “Stay thirsty my frineds.”

    • hoopscoach says:


      Great stuff!

      • Jerry Cole says:

        Steve, I guess I need a proofreader. Either that or my eyes are going. No snarky comments from you Jack Kelly. 🙂 That was supposed to be CROWDS not crows above. Hey, now that I think of it, crows would work too. You know, the way the guys would garb the fence with their fingers through it from the outside and yell at the various pl;ayers and/or refs. LOL!!!

      • hoopscoach says:


        No worries, just changed it; I took off a point on your grade!

  5. Jerry Cole says:

    Oh no, Mrs. Lynn’s red pen strikes again. LOL!!!! How’s the HS hoops season going?

    • hoopscoach says:


      She marked up my Composition Notebook with so much red. I think that’s why everyone called me, “Red.”

      Season just started; made cuts. We will get after it today.

      Hope all is well.

      How is Iona looking?

  6. Jerry Cole says:

    Well, good luck coach! As for Iona, you know Tim Cluess teams love to get the ball up and down the court in a hurry. They’re fun to watch and are 2-1 right now. They just absolutely thrashed Wake Forest today and were up 30-3 and won going away nearly hanging a 100 points on the Deamon Deacons. They are a little short on the interior but that will be rectified at the end of the first semester when transfer David Laury becomes eligible. They are also awaiting word from the NCAA on former St. John’s commit Norvel Pelle. If Pelle gets cleared, they would be VERY VERY good in short order.

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