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One of the oldest bars in New York – where the Lufthansa raid in Goodfellas was filmed – can be closed

One of the oldest bars in New York City that appeared in the epic mob movie Goodfellas closes after almost 200 years.

Neir’s Tavern in Queens, where the Lufthansa robbery was planned in the 1990 classic, will be closed on Sunday as the owner fights the rent.

Firefighter Loycent Gordon, who bought the bar with friends in 2009, broke the news in an email to friends and customers.

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Neir's Tavern in Queens, where the Lufthansa robbery was planned in the 1990 classic (photo), will close on Sunday as the owner fights rent

Neir’s Tavern in Queens, where the Lufthansa robbery was planned in the 1990 classic (photo), will close on Sunday as the owner fights rent

Firefighter Loycent Gordon, who bought the bar (photo) with friends in 2009, broke the news in an email to friends and customers

Firefighter Loycent Gordon, who bought the bar (photo) with friends in 2009, broke the news in an email to friends and customers

Firefighter Loycent Gordon, who bought the bar (photo) with friends in 2009, broke the news in an email to friends and customers

Depicted is the outside of the bar in Queens, which will close its doors on Sunday after almost 200 years

Depicted is the outside of the bar in Queens, which will close its doors on Sunday after almost 200 years

Depicted is the outside of the bar in Queens, which will close its doors on Sunday after almost 200 years

The rent for the property has risen from $ 1,100 a month to around $ 5,400 after being purchased in 2018 for $ 1.35 million by an LLC called 353 Rockaway Realty.

Mr. Gordon, 40, who still works full-time as a firefighter, told the Gothamist: “I don’t have enough time to fight these battles.”

He added that due to the rent of the mouth watering and not long-term rental contracts, it was unlikely that the bar would remain in different hands.

What was Lufthansa’s robbery?

The Lufthansa robbery in Goodfellas was based on a real robbery that saw In 1978, gang members steal about $ 5 million in cash and $ 875,000 in jewelery from the German airline at JFK airport.

The criminals brutally attacked airport workers and guarded the money in what was the biggest money theft at the time.

Every gangster who participated would receive $ 750,000, but most did not live in cash, prosecutors wrote in court cases.

There were many suspicious participants, but one man – cargo agent Louis Werner – was once convicted.

The FBI has always agreed with Goodfellas’ conspiracy that all loose connections to the robbery are killed by paranoid mafia bosses.

It comes after Mr Gordon tried last year to protect the historic status of the bar in an attempt to save it.

He wrote: “Every day I pray that I would find a way to devote more time to overcoming these challenges until I had to face the truth yesterday.”

“I’m sorry I abandoned you. I’m sorry I couldn’t get the status of landmark. I’m sorry I couldn’t buy the building. “

The rustic gin hall in Queen’s opened in 1829 and is said to have hosted the first performance and films by actress Mae West, such as the infamous scene in Goodfellas.

Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta became regulars at the drinking place during the filming of Goodfellas and had a deep affection for it, according to the Queens Tribune.

In the film, the Lufthansa robbery was based on a real robbery that saw In 1978, gang members steal about $ 5 million in cash and $ 875,000 in jewelery from the German airline at JFK airport.

The criminals brutally attacked airport workers and guarded the money in what was the biggest money theft at the time.

Every gangster who participated would receive $ 750,000, but most did not live in cash, prosecutors wrote in court cases.

Rent for the property (photo) has risen from $ 1,100 a month to around $ 5,400 after being bought in 2018 for $ 1.35 million by an LLC called 353 Rockaway Realty

Rent for the property (photo) has risen from $ 1,100 a month to around $ 5,400 after being bought in 2018 for $ 1.35 million by an LLC called 353 Rockaway Realty

Rent for the property (photo) has risen from $ 1,100 a month to around $ 5,400 after being bought in 2018 for $ 1.35 million by an LLC called 353 Rockaway Realty

It was one of the last 'only men' bars in New York until it was forced in 1970 to admit women

It was one of the last 'only men' bars in New York until it was forced in 1970 to admit women

It was one of the last ‘only men’ bars in New York until it was forced in 1970 to admit women

The rustic gin hall in Queen's was opened in 1829 and is said to have hosted the first performance and films by actress Mae West, such as the infamous scene in Goodfellas (photo, Robert DeNiro)

The rustic gin hall in Queen's was opened in 1829 and is said to have hosted the first performance and films by actress Mae West, such as the infamous scene in Goodfellas (photo, Robert DeNiro)

The rustic gin hall in Queen’s was opened in 1829 and is said to have hosted the first performance and films by actress Mae West, such as the infamous scene in Goodfellas (photo, Robert DeNiro)

There were many suspicious participants, but one man – cargo agent Louis Werner – was once convicted.

The FBI has always agreed with Goodfellas’ conspiracy that all loose connections to the robbery are killed by paranoid mafia bosses.

Neir was opened as The Blue Pump Room by the owner of a race course that was then across the street.

In 1835 it was renamed the old abbey.

Neir's (photo) opened as The Blue Pump Room by the owner of a race track that was then across the street

Neir's (photo) opened as The Blue Pump Room by the owner of a race track that was then across the street

Neir’s (photo) opened as The Blue Pump Room by the owner of a race track that was then across the street

It was purchased in 1851 by a politician who maintained it for 40 years, before a man named Louis Neir arrived in 1898 (photo)

It was purchased in 1851 by a politician who maintained it for 40 years, before a man named Louis Neir arrived in 1898 (photo)

It was purchased in 1851 by a politician who maintained it for 40 years, before a man named Louis Neir arrived in 1898 (photo)

The FBI has always agreed with the Goodfellas conspiracy (photo) that all loose connections to the robbery are killed by paranoid mafia bosses

The FBI has always agreed with the Goodfellas conspiracy (photo) that all loose connections to the robbery are killed by paranoid mafia bosses

The FBI has always agreed with the Goodfellas conspiracy (photo) that all loose connections to the robbery are killed by paranoid mafia bosses

According to the Neir website, the racecourse underwent a bumpy financial patch, and the bar became known as a “notorious rumor” for “black legs, thieves, housebreakers” [and] fighting men ‘.

It was purchased in 1851 by a politician who maintained it for 40 years, before a man named Louis Neir arrived in 1898.

The social hall of Neir, as he called it, was expanded with a ballroom, a bowling alley and hotel rooms.

It was sold in 1967 and renamed the Union Course Tavern, which closed in 2009.

More recent owners have built the Neir mahogany bars and reopened them as Neir’s Tavern.

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