Pete’s Tavern

Indie Bookstore
(212) 473-7676

Pete’s Tavern, the oldest continuously operating tavern in New York City (founded in 1864), was famously the refuge of short story writer O. Henry (aka William Sydney Porter). He supposedly wrote “The Gift of the Magi” in a booth at Pete’s in 1905, back when the tavern was known as Healy’s.

129 East 18th Street
New York, NY 10003