St. Patrick’s Day

Today in LES History: The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Born as a ‘Breakfast Meet’

Posted March 17, 2015 at 8:35 am

On this day in… 1763 – Many books and archived newspaper articles cite March 17, 1763 as the first St. Patrick’s Day celebration — claiming it was held not as a parade, but as a breakfast meeting at the Crown and Thistle Inn on Whitehall Street. Then in 1779, the annual breakfast turned into a […]

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Napkin Series #4: Lucky Charms

Posted March 19, 2013 at 6:18 am

Not even the shitty weather could dampen the hordes of drunks that descended upon the Lower East Side this past weekend for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Subway Scenes: Corrections in a Kilt

Posted March 23, 2012 at 6:18 am

This subway car was certainly in check on St. Patrick’s Day. Nevermind that it was only 11 am; nobody fucks with a corrections officer, much less one donning a legit ceremonial kilt and bagpipe. Likely on his way to the parade. No unruly St. Paddy’s partiers on this F train.


Early Edition: March 19

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

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Early Edition: March 18

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:02 am

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New Wednesday Alternative to St. Patrick’s Day

Posted March 17, 2010 at 6:24 am

There’s an alternative way you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day today.  Spend it with the folks of Craftermath during their New Wednesday event at the Dressing Room.