VEGAS - New
York-New York Hotel Casino will soon be home to America's
most ambitious Irish pub with the July 2003 opening of Nine
Fine Irishmen. Imported directly from Ireland, this authentic
Irish pub will feature the best of Irish drink, food, music
Inspired by a group of nine extraordinary Irishmen in the 1800s
who led lives of great adventure and achievement, Nine Fine
Irishmen celebrates their passion for Ireland, joy for life,
and sense of adventure. With a location overlooking the Las
Vegas Strip, the interior of the 9,000 square-foot pub will
be as genuine as the food, by replicating in fine detail the
styles of pubs found across Ireland with Victorian bars, cottage
areas and shop style snug. Designed by the Irish Pub Company
and built by Ireland's craftsmen with Irish materials, Nine
Fine Irishmen will literally be a slice of Ireland transported
to the Las Vegas Strip
goal was to make it genuinely Irish -- in bricks, mortar, food
and entertainment," said Thomas J. McCartney, Sr. Vice
President of Marketing for New
York-New York. "Nine Fine Irishmen will be a place
to relax, have fun and enjoy the Irish spirit and camaraderie."
Nine Fine Irishmen also will showcase the diversity
of genuine Irish food and ingredients. The menu is a collaboration
of nine of Ireland's finest chefs from restaurants across Ireland.
Each chef will provide their signature dish using only natural
Irish foods and fresh ingredients. An exceptional variety of
Irish stouts, lagers, and creamy ales such as Guinness, Beamish
and Murphy's Red will be available and premium Irish spirits
also will be offered.
Music and entertainment are an essential part
of the Nine Fine Irishmen experience. Uniquely Irish song, dance
and storytelling will blend with the hum of lively conversation
to create the ideal Irish pub ambiance.
Irishmen is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and drinks.
Lunch is served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., the bar is open from
11 a.m. - 3 a.m. Sunday-Thursday and 24 hours Friday and Saturday,
and dinner is served from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. Private dining
rooms are available for parties and business functions seven
days a week for lunch or dinner.
by the famous landmarks of New York City, New
York-New York Hotel & Casino features 12 New York-style
skyscrapers showcasing 2,023 guest rooms and suites, a 150-foot
replica of the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge, a
Central Park-themed casino, five fine-dinging restaurants including
Gallagher's Steakhouse and Il Fornaio, the new ESPN Zone, legendary
comedienne Rita Rudner, the spooky improv comedy BOO! and the
thrilling Manhattan Express
Senator Proposes Gaming Mecca
Globe/ - BOSTON, MA – With talk percolating of selling
the Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center and bringing
casino gambling to Massachusetts, a key state senator
is floating a novel idea: Do both at once, by letting
a developer transform the Hynes into a gambling mecca
in the heart of Boston.
we're really going to maximize revenue for the Commonwealth,
then why not do a casino at the Hynes?" said state
Senator Michael W. Morrissey, who is cochairman of the
Government Regulations Committee, which has authority
over gambling-related bills. "You get more money
from this one idea, upfront, one time, and they could
be up and running in a year."
state could sell the Hynes and a casino license to the
highest bidder, thereby helping the state cope with its
fiscal crunch, said Morrissey, a Quincy Democrat. Although
casino operators would probably jump at the opportunity,
it would mean a vast change in character for one of Boston's
toniest neighborhoods, and Morrissey said any such idea
would have to be approved by the city's voters.
Morrissey said the proposal could gain currency due to
the budget shortfall and wide reluctance to discuss new
taxes. Morrissey said selling the Hynes and a casino license
could net the state more than $500 million, with tax revenue
from gambling coming on top of that.
said the vast floor space of the Hynes would easily accommodate
a casino, and with the new convention center in South
Boston scheduled to open next June, some lawmakers have
said the state should unload perhaps its most expensive
piece of real estate. The hotels and restaurants that
typically surround casinos are already there," Morrissey
said, "and the city would benefit greatly from a
piece of the taxes, as well as the jobs a casino would
addition, the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah on Martha's
Vineyard, the state's only federally recognized Indian
tribe, continues to look for a casino site in southeastern
Massachusetts. Even with a deal on a site, however, the
tribe will need state approval before opening a casino.