Legendary Queens tavern burglarized overnight

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Saturday, September 26, 2020
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Surveillance cameras recorded burglars who broke into a Queens bar, stealing money and bottles of liquor.

WOODHAVEN, Queens (WABC) -- A legendary tavern in Queens was burglarized overnight.

A man broke into the 190-year-old Neir's Tavern in Woodhaven through the basement door between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m. Friday.

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Police say the man removed the cash register with $300. He also took four bottles of Jack Daniel's.

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Neir's was open for business on Friday, despite the burglary.

Earlier in the year, Neir's was slated to close, but the Queens Chamber of Commerce quickly announced a deal to keep the tavern open.

The tavern occupies a small corner spot on 78th Street and was the backdrop for scenes in the mob hit movie classic "Goodfellas."

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