Ear Inn - James Brown House

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The Ear Inn, once known as the Green Door (its nickname during the Prohibition), was a late-18th-century home originally constructed for James Brown, an African-American and George Washington’s aide during the Revolution. Over the years after that, the building housed a bar, dining room, Prohibition speakeasy, boarding house, smuggler’s den and brothel. Witnesses have reported many ghosts here, the most often seen perhaps being Mickey, a sailor’s apparition. The name Ear Inn comes from a neon sign that said BAR but was painted to read EAR instead.

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326 Spring St
New York, NY
United States

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40.7259371, -74.0094775
New York County, New York
Nearest Towns:
New York City, NY (0.8 mi.)
Hoboken, NJ (1.7 mi.)
Weehawken, NJ (3.1 mi.)
Long Island City, NY (3.4 mi.)
Jersey City, NJ (3.6 mi.)
Union City, NJ (3.8 mi.)
West New York, NJ (4.3 mi.)
Manhattan, NY (4.6 mi.)
Guttenberg, NJ (4.6 mi.)
North Bergen, NJ (5.4 mi.)

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