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Judge rules for the return of an iconic Greenwich Village pub

Some locals had fought against the return of Chumley’s

August 23, 2014 11:00AM

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86 Bedford Street

86 Bedford Street

The noise-sensitive Greenwich Village residents that brought a case against a famous, Prohibition-era pub should start investing in earplugs.

A Manhattan judge has tossed the lawsuit, which attempted to block Chumley’s at 86 Bedford Street from reopening. They argued that the bar attracted noisy, late-night patrons, according to the New York Post.

Chumley’s was a favorite dive of literary giants like Norman Mailer and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

In her ruling, Justice Barbara Jaffe wrote, “In the modern world, some degree of noise, tension and discomfort is the inevitable concomitant of ­urban life.”

Operated by retired firefighter Jim Miller, Chumley’s closed in 2007 for major renovations for the first time since 1922. [NYP]Christopher Cameron

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