Iconic Upper East Side Dive Bar Facing Eviction - NBC New York

Iconic Upper East Side Dive Bar Facing Eviction



    Legendary New York City Bar Fighting to Stay Open

    The Subway Inn is fighting an attempt to shut it down to make way for new development. John Chandler reports. (Published Monday, Aug. 18, 2014)

    A dive bar that's been open on the Upper East Side for nearly eight decades is facing eviction, and the family that owns it is asking for help to keep that from happening.

    The owners of the Subway Inn on 60th Street near Lexington Avenue say they got a call last month telling them building owner World-Wide Holdings Corp. wanted them out by Aug. 20.

    World-Wide owns much of the block where the bar is, across the street from Bloomingdales. The real estate developer issued a statement saying it had always made it clear that redeveloping the area was the intended goal.

    Steven Salinas is the son of bar owner Marcello Salinas. He says the family is asking city officials for help, even reaching out to the Landmarks Preservation Commission. 

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