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McGuirk's "Suicide Hall" (site of)

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Notorious dive bar known for the suicides that took place there

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Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : East Village
Commercial, Historic Site & Museum

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McGuirk's in the news since 1893
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McGuirk's Suicide Hall opened in 1895. The name derived from the fact that so many prostitutes killed themselves on the premises. Later, it became the archetype of the Bowery saloon. A major setting of 1933 Warner Brothers movie "The Bowery."

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