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A Vintage Tavern In New Hyde Park

The Walk Street Tavern is a staple in the Village of New Hyde Park, the building having been around since the mid 1880s. Once used as a general store, an inn and a post office, the building is now a popular bar and restaurant that is considered a community favorite.

 

“This building has been a fixture in the village forever,” said Walk Street Tavern owner Jimmy Tubbs. “It was used as a post office for many years in the 20th century, a bar up until 1943 and opened as Henry’s Inn in 1971, before Walk Street took over in 2008.”

 

Tubbs and partner Robert Kloepfer Jr. renovated the building in 2008, seeking to carry on the building’s history as a place residents could go to relax and grab a bite to eat.

 

“We are a restaurant with a family style pub atmosphere,” said Tubbs. “We have a full menu with daily dinner specials and pub type food and also have two private dining rooms for private parties and a huge outdoor dining area and beer garden.”

 

Walk Street offers up a reasonably priced selection of hamburgers, wraps, salads and appetizers on their menu. Prices range from $7 for appetizers such as chicken wings to $20 for a porterhouse steak with all the fixings. They also offer a children’s menu for the little customers.

 

If you’re a sports fan, you’ll love the seven flat screen TV’s in the restaurant’s main room. You can come down and watch almost any sporting event in high definition alongside other loyal sports fans.

Friday and Saturday nights are exciting at Walk Street. Bands and individual performers entertain the crowd with live music ranging from old time rock and roll to today’s current hits. shows usually begin at 9 p.m.

Walk Street features a jazz jam session on the last Tuesday of each month, a big hit amongst bar goers,  

 

Tubbs is a Mineola resident who works as a realtor with Laffey Real Estate in Williston Park. He has been involved with restaurant operations for many years, working at one time as a busboy, waiter and bartender.

 

“I just want people to come down, have a bite to eat and enjoy themselves in a comfortable setting in a place that has a lot of historical value here in New Hyde Park,” said Tubbs.

 

Walk Street Tavern is at 1218 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the week, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 12 to 8 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 516-216-1610.


News

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice’s office confirmed it’s investigating allegations made towards a Long Island Little League coach, suggesting he kept $12,000 players raised for a trip to Cooperstown.

 

Parents were outraged and children heartbroken to find the team would not be going to Cooperstown this year. They say Merillon Sharks coach Vincent Carreca, of New Hyde Park, told kids they were ready to go a few days before the trip. Then parents, who called Dreams Park in Cooperstown to confirm meal plans, learned the Sharks were not registered for the event.

 

“This is a horrible thing that happened,” one parent said, who asked not to be identified.

Shake Shack, a burger restaurant giant which launched in New York City, is looking to establish its second Long Island location in New Hyde Park, reps told the New Hyde Park Illustrated News. The company opened its first Long Island spot in Westbury in November 2012.

 

“We’ve received such a warm welcome in Westbury,” said Edwin Bragg, Shake Shack’s marketing director. “We’ve had a lot of interest from Shake Shack fans in the many nearby villages and towns.” 

 

According to Bragg, the company makes an effort to ensure each new location is tailored to the community, taking “great care to build each Shack with custom architectural design, including forward-thinking structural elements and compelling eco-friendly design.” 


Sports

Sewanhaka boys soccer coach Peter Burgess wasn’t sure how long his team’s playoff drought was when it was broken last season. 

 

“Somebody said it was 13 years,” said Burgess, whose entering his fourth year coaching varsity. “But I think it was five or six, I don’t know maybe longer.”

 

But one thing’s for certain, he wants to keep last year’s momentum going. 

 

The Indians, who started their season with a 3-0 loss at Hewlett, will aim for their second straight trip to the playoffs this year. 

The Sewanhaka Indians made their Nassau Conference II debut with a bang.  The Indians opened their season at home against the Calhoun Colts, unsure what to expect, as all they had ever seen of the Colts was one tape of a scrimmage. 

 

“It was nerve raking leading up to the game,” said Head Coach George Kasimatis. “We weren’t sure what to expect on offense or defense, you have to guess early on. “

 

But it didn’t take the Indians long to introduce themselves to the conference, as junior, Quarterback, Elijah Tracey broke a 75-yard run taking it the distance to put the Indians up early, which ended in a 27-7 rout of the Colts. 


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - September 17

Herricks Meeting - September 18

Bike Safety Day - September 21


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