Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hogs & Heifers in the Meatpacking district closed on August 23rd after being in business for 23 years.

Thor Equities purchased the building they are located in and when their lease expired, increased their rent by $14,000 to a total of $60,000 a month. This iconic ‪#‎bar‬ was known for selling $3 cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon ‪#‎beer‬ and encouraging women to get up on the bar and dance with a bartender and remove their bras and hang them on the wall. The owner, Michelle Dell, estimated that they 16,000 bras were removed from the walls of the ‪#‎divebar‬ since they first opened in 1992. The bras and taxidermy on display have been catalogued in case they find a new location in ‪#‎NYC‬ to re-open, but she is not hopeful.

Photo from 2009 appears in our book "New York Nights".


  1. They were too good for the slum the Meatpacking District has become.

    1. Definitely an unrecognizable neighborhood compared to the eighties Ken!