From it’s humble origins as an Irish working man’s saloon – cheese and crackers on the house-beer for pennies to its rediscovery by the mainstream in a 1940′s NEW YORKER magazine profile. McSorley’s is steeped in a cultural cacophony of Americana. Presidents, residents, authors and thieves – the lot of humanity have sat and shared, all abiding by McSorley’s golden rule “Be Good or Be Gone”. What follows is a chronological history – some oral, some visual – some fact, some fancy.