Written by Gary Simeone Saturday, 09 August 2014 00:00
The Walk Street Tavern is a staple in the area with the building having been around since the mid 1880s in New Hyde Park. Once used as a general store, a inn and a post office, the building is now a popular bar and restaurant that is considered a community favorite. It’s owner, a Mineola resident, wants to keep it that way.
“This building has been a fixture in the village forever, owner, Jimmy Tubbs. “It was used as a post office for many years in the twentieth 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.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00
Swaths of nearby and local residents flocked to the sixth annual Mineola Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 14. With vendors lined up and down the streets featuring local businesses and restaurants, live performances and various entertainment for kids, the Mineola Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event didn’t disappoint Mary Cheung of Great Neck.
“These fairs are always fun,” she said. “It’s not too hot, not too cold. The music is the best part.”
Saturday, 13 September 2014 00:00
A bunch of fruit in a bowl may not be that exciting to look at, that is unless you’re looking at them from Nancy Colleary’s point of view. Through her still life paintings, the she explores shadows, colors and light to make the most ordinary objects appear beautiful.
From her in-home studio, she continues to hold classes and work on her own projects, which includes paintings that are on display at Walk Street in Garden City and Chef’s Corner in Mineola.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
Although the expectations for the 2014 Mineola Mustangs boy’s varsity soccer season may be somewhat measured, the team enters the season with the goal of a berth in the Nassau County playoffs. The team is young and inexperienced but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
There is considerable talent on the horizon. There are only four starting seniors and five sophomores on the roster. Four year starting senior forward Daniel Pardo returns (19 goals in three seasons) as does senior standout goalkeeper Andrew Pereira.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
Mineola resident Michael Patalano of Andrews Road was named one two captains on the Kellenberg Memorial High School varsity football team recently. He played for the Mineola Chiefs for five years, which prepared him for football at the next level. He has three younger sisters. Two of them play sports for the Mineola Mustangs.