Judge rules for the return of an iconic Greenwich Village pub

Some locals had fought against the return of Chumley’s

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.

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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