O’Neill’s, the popular Maspeth bar and restaurant, celebrated its 80th anniversary on Wednesday.
Just about everyone in Maspeth remembers when O’Neill’s restaurant and bar was reduced to ashes after a grease fire in 2011. It was a devastating moment for the community, as the popular bar has been a staple in the neighborhood since 1933. After extinguishing the blaze, local firefighters found within the rubble, the American flag [...]
A white SUV pulled alongside George O’Neill as he sat next to the lot where his restaurant — O’Neill’s — is rising from the ashes. “When are you going to open?” This is what George O’Neill’s life has become. The co-owner of the eponymous restaurant and bar sits outside the site that has been in [...]