Live Bait, a restaurant and bar located across from Madison Square Park was founded in 1987. When we interviewed the co-owner Carolyn Benitez, she told us that they”took over the space from an old Irish pub. The wood bar and #neon signage that says “Bar Restaurant” was installed in 1941 and we decided to keep it because it was very recognizable”. Sadly Live Bait recently closed after 31 years in business and a taco and tequila bar has taken its place. Photo and full interview appear in our book “New York Nights”.