Overheard about the Ear:
seedy and evocative of another century.
- Newsday Magazine, 1982
A dump with dignity
- NY Times, 1994
Last of the neighborhood
- George Peck, Downtown Express, 1995
What a friendy bar! They
even know their ghost by name.
- Daily News, 1996
A breeding ground of urban
- Kate Sekules, New York Magazine, 1997
The House relies on the
kindness of neighbors for structural and spiritual support.
- David Firestone, NY Times, 1998
neighborhood-in-all-but-name's defining institution.
- Doug Cooper, NY Times 2000
Garnering the endearment of
poets and plumbers alike, the crowd at the Ear is eclectic on the
verge of miscellaneous, yet utterly at ease with its
- Melissa Robbins, Downtown Express, 2000
The antithesis of slick
seafarers in need of divey relief and homemade grub call it a great
place to have one more and beg all to lend an ear.
- Zagat Survey, 2001
...the ceilings are not
too low for a stunted bow legged seadog ... kept dark to protect the
- NY Sun, 2002
As long as the Chinese
don't drink and the Irish don't cook, this place will
- La Zi
weakest ink outlives the strongest memory." - Confucius