Queens street renamed in honor of historic Neir's Tavern

WOODHAVEN, Queens (WABC) -- A popular and historic bar in Queens got quite the honor on Saturday.

A street in Woodhaven was co-named in honor of Neir's Tavern.

The intersection of 78th Street at 88th Avenue will now be known as 'Neir's Tavern Way.'

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The bar recently celebrated 191 years as a staple in the community.

"I'm very proud of how our community came together to save this storied establishment and to further preserve its place in Queens history with the street co-naming," councilmember Robert Holden said. "Here's to another 191 years of the 'most famous bar you've never heard of!'"

Founded in October of 1829, the tavern was the set for memorable scenes from the 'Goodfellas' and 'Tower Heist.'

The renaming took place at 12:30 p.m.

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