Showing posts with label STEVE DUNLEAVY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label STEVE DUNLEAVY. Show all posts

Friday, January 12, 2018


Mancow With Steve Dunleavy And Geraldo Rivera 

Geraldo Rivera With James Edstrom And Mancow Muller

It is very sad to hear that Broadway Langan's is closing down.

I spent many years there hanging out with all my friends and colleagues  from The New York Post. I worked on stories with Steve Dunleavy and took my celebrity and media friends there. I also always made a mandatory stop there when I was on Fox News as a guest.  I had beers with Congressman Barney Frank and cable icon Barry Z. I joked many times with The Speaker Of The House Newt Gingrich there who also loved his beer. I brought Radio Shock Jock Mancow Muller there and Talk Show Host Steve Wilkos. I dined there with Emmy Award winner Rita Cosby and I had more drinks there than I can remember. I partied with NY Post Editor Col Allen and many times I would Take Dunleavy to the Post offices to put him to sleep. This was our hangout. 

Just another lost NYC watering hole lost because of another greedy landlord wants three times more money in rent. Maybe if Dunleavy and I was still drinking there, they would be able to afford!

Steve Dunleavy With Steve Wilkos

NY Post / Steve Cuozzo — The luck of the Irish — and of legions of showgoers, celebs and media moguls — ran out at Broadway Langan’s, the beloved Times Square pub that was a favorite for nearly 25 years at 150 W. 47th St.

The popular bar and eatery will serve its last bangers ‘n’ mash on Jan. 18, a shattered co-owner Des O’Brien told The Post on Sunday. The culprit was the landlord’s demand for a rent hike from $16,000 a month to $53,000.

O’Brien said he and his Pig ‘N’ Whistle Group partners fought for an affordable new lease since 2015, offering multiple counter-offers, but hard-nosed landlord A&R Kalimian wouldn’t budge.

Langan’s opened in time to catch the mid-1990s wave of Times Square’s rising fortunes. Cleansed of major crime by Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the area drew great media companies and banks to new skyscrapers — and record-breaking numbers of tourists. Broadway stars who previously scurried away in limousines felt comfortable having a nightcap when shows let out.

Everybody went to Langan’s — boldfaces like Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Kathleen Turner; pols such as Sen. John McCain; and fringy types including John Lydon, the former Sex Pistol better known as Johnny Rotten.

James Edstrom With Sean Hannity

New York Post employees are shedding tears, too, for their favorite pub since the newspaper moved to the block in 1995. The friendly, brick-and-wood confines full of theatrical posters were home to so many Post writers — most notably fabled columnist Steve Dunleavy, who sometimes filed copy from the bar — that former editor-in-chief Col Allan called it the paper’s “Langan’s bureau.”

All’s not lost, though. O’Brien’s company owns three Pig ‘N’ Whistle outposts in Midtown and seven other pubs, including giant new Broadstone in the Financial District.

Ironically, Langan’s fell to the same forces that made it successful. Astronomically rising property values also raised rents astronomically. Langan’s once-lively block between Sixth Avenue and Broadway has also lost well-trafficked diners and delis as well as an earlier Pig ‘n’ Whistle. Today, Langan’s is buried under a scaffold and surrounded by new-hotel construction.

Romance Queen Cindy Guyer With Braden Keil & Rita Cosby

Late Post reporter Braden Keil once summed up Langan’s best:

“Whether they’re just off the boat from Dublin or the plane from Hollywood, patrons find Langan’s a friendly tavern where everything comes with a healthy side of blarney.”

On Jan. 18, the blarney falls silent forever.

Monday, September 17, 2007


Steve Wilkos and Jill Nicolini at the WB Studios in New York

Steve Wilkos tapes Access Hollywood outside Rockerfeller Center

If you have not seen the new Steve Wilkos Show, you have to tune in and see what you are missing. This show is hot ! Wilkos came to New York City the other day to do a interview with The WB's hottest entertainment reporter Jill Nicolini. I tell you, not only is Wilkos going to be a huge star, Nicolini is heading right up the ladder. She's smart, good looking and just a all around nice person. Watching her interview Wilkos was a insite to what good reporting should be. Tune into her on the WB morning show in New York. She's a treat !
Well after leaving the WB I realized we should have taken a taxi. We had the worst limo driver ever. This guy picked every packed street and it was Jewish holidays so the city was half empty. We were only heading up to Rockerfeller Center 16 blocks away and it took a hour. This guy was the worst, but when we arrived at NBC studios Wilkos got bombarded by fans who have watched him for ever on The Jerry Springer Show. Access Hollywood did a on street interview which was hard because of all the fans that wanted autographs. But Wilkos not only signed for them, he gave them all autographed pictures and posed with pictures with them as well. This is the way celebrities should act. Anyway, we decided that if we took the limo to The New York Post right across the street, it could take weeks so we decided to walk. This driver was out of it. Every time we went back to the limo, he was asleep. At one point, Wilkos told me to drive. I would have if I had a license. That expired many years ago, as I take subways everywhere.
One last stop was everyone's watering hole 'Broadway Langans' to see Ace Reporter Steve Dunleavy drink his lunch. Dunleavy is always good for a great story and I wanted Wilkos to meet him. As always, we had a lot of laughs. Sadly, I always hate to see Public Relations powerhouse Linda Shafran who handles Jerry Springer and Steve Wilkos leave. Was even sadder trusting that limo driver to get her to the airport. So if you haven't seen The Steve Wilkos Show, tune into today and see the new top show on TV !
Steve Dunleavy with Steve Wilkos at 'Broadway Langans'
Photos By: James Edstrom

Thursday, September 06, 2007


Steve Dunleavy is amazed at the garbage

We love New York City, but lately the tourists have bombarded the city with their filth. Everywhere you look, Times square has garbage overflowing from the cans. Broken glass is in the streets with garbage stacked up everywhere. We caught up with our favorite ace reporter Steve Dunleavy from The New York Post outside Dervish restaurant on 47th street upset about the stacks of garbage on the sidewalk that made it almost impossible to walk between his favorite watering holes Dervish and Broadway Langans. Said Dunleavy," Look at this. The garbage is everywhere. This is disgusting. I'm amazed the city lets this go on. The city isn't cleaning up. I'm doing a story!" Dunleavy is right. We pay the highest rents in the world and the city ignores the people that pay high taxes and live in the heart of Times Square. The quality of life sucks here but they keep telling us how great we have it. We don't ! The streets are packed with tourists, the supermarkets are the worse and we have to live with dirt and litter everyday. Yet New York City wants more visitors but refuses to clean up after them. Pretty soon Times Square will be just like the old days, all we need is the hookers again which I have been spotting lately on 43rd and 8th, so the downfall of Times Square is coming !
Photo By: James Edstrom

Monday, February 05, 2007


Drill Sargent 'IRIS' Derek Hartley Romaine Patterson

Well I thought I had heard it all in my years in this business, but the other night shocked me maybe just a little. When Lesbian radio star Romaine Patterson of the hit Sirius Satellite radio show, 'The Derek And Romaine Show' called me and told me to come to the studio Friday night, many things went through my mind. First of all it was wierd her calling me because these days shes been building a Lesbian Love Nest with her Lover Iris 'THE DRILL SARGENT' and Romaine has been so bad at returning calls, I just thought she went to Lesbian Limbo.

Many things went through my mind. First thing was that they were going to play a joke on me as they have done that in the past. Second thing was that someone was leaving the show or they were moving to a new time slot. Third was Romaine or Drill Sargent Iris were having a baby, but I quickly threw that out of my mind.

As I left my watering hole Langans where I was drinking with NY Post's Steve Dunleavy, I arrived at Sirius Radio and went through the 20 minute security checkpoint downstairs and another one upstairs I finally make my way to the studio for their announcement. Romaine is 17 weeks pregnant ! The Lesbian shock jock was giving birth in July and she was telling her listeners she was going on maternity leave soon, but wanted them to go through the event with her. She invited her audience to follow her adventures on her new website www.PushRomaine.Com . At first we were pointing the finger at Derek Hartley because he would be the most logical choice to become the sperm donor, but Romaine quickly said that she went to a thousand dollar a month sperm bank and got knocked up the first time. She was beaming along with Sargent Iris, who I really like and think the world of since we partied a year ago on a cold Christmas day. They are the perfect couple and they are going to be great parents. Tune into 'The Derek And Romaine Show' and follow the adventures every day at 6pm EST....

Sunday, August 20, 2006


Mancow with Steve Dinleavy and Geraldo Rivera

Langans Owner Desmond O'Brian and wide eyed Steve Dunleavy

Geraldo Rivera with James Edstrom and Mancow

My favorite watering hole where the burgers are great and the staff the best is Langans on West 47th street between 6th and 7th Ave. You can watch Bill O'Reilly, Geraldo Rivera and all the Fox News stars hang out with all the reporters from NYC including the famed Steve Dunleavy of the NY Post. I have had more adventures there and you always get some great inside gossip. Bartenders Eddie and Donald along with manager Kathleen and owner Des O'Brian make sure your stay is fun and exciting. Tell them I sent you!

Photos: James Edstrom