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Goodfellas bar rescued from closure

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Neir’s Tavern in Queens was rescued at the last minute. According to Deadline, the bar in the American city of New York was able to stay open through discussions with the landlord. Neir’s Tavern was a prominent location in the iconic gangster movie Goodfella’s.

In the film, Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta discuss the robbery on a Lufthansa aircraft in which millions of euros in cash and jewelery lay. Neir’s Tavern was also the first location where actress and singer Mae West had a performance. The landlord decided in recent years to raise the rent firmly, so that the owner of the bar could no longer pay. Where the owner first paid $ 1100 a month, he was suddenly asked to cough up $ 5400.

The bar, one of the oldest that still exists in New York, was saved by local politicians. They talked to the landlord who agreed to a compromise. Film fans and a drink can still take a look in the historic building in the coming period.

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