Lucy Is Taking a Break, and Boy Does She Deserve It

A note on the door of Lucy’s informs that the watering hole on Avenue A is closed and will reopen Dec. 12. Upon her return, we’ll celebrate with a video profiling the bar’s namesake hostess and owner. In the meantime, hear her tell the story of a man who, sometime around 1987, jumped behind her bar, fearing for his life.

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