First We Take The Manhattan


Places you may have known.

Maxi is a Dublin-born and based designer who loves his city (especially its boozers).

Maxi sells his art through  Jam Art Prints where it can be purchased online (at link below) or from either Jam Art shops in Dublin in Temple Bar and Patrick Street.

Jam Art have offered two Broadsheet readers a pair of A4 prints by Maxi of their choosing (see here).

To enter, simply answer this question (supplied by Jam Art):

What unloved/underappreciated Dublin landmark – no matter how obscure – should Maxi do next and why?

Lines MUST close at 2.15pm EXTENDED until 5.45pm

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46 thoughts on “First We Take The Manhattan

  1. Dekkard

    The post office on Ushers Quay, especially with the old doors closed. Looks like something from 100 years ago

  2. Anomanomanom

    The monument where the old coombe hospital was. Few realise that the front of the monument is part of the original entrance. So would be about 190 years old. And the steps at the back of the monument have old Dublin street “characters” names in scribed on them. Its extremely interesting and never mentioned by anyone as a site people should see.

  3. Nicorigo

    We need a poster of the Shakespeare on Parnell street. The pub is questionable but the building is lovely.

  4. tarfton CLax

    The old Mercantile Marine Office on Eden Quay. and/or Freebird Record Shop closer to o Connell Bridge.

  5. JoeO

    They’re cool. Very nice. But I wouldn’t buy one cos the artist has left out the Irish version of the street names. That’s all.

  6. Jwan

    The Gigs Place on South Richmond deserves a mention.

    Staple of every Fri/Sat night, strolling home but not ready to call it a night, get a feed and a bottle of wine and start again :)

  7. Dub Spot

    The Coffee Inn. No wait, too late. Whatever happened to Dave Vine by the way.
    McGonagles, No…. saw the Shamen there. ~Gone.

    Still living:

    OK then, Simon’s Place on South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2 – best doorstop sarnies in Dublin.
    the ABC, Mary’s Abbey, Dublin 7 – fishing shop par excellence.

    1. Martco

      while you’re on that subject of sadly demised places…

      the Alpha caff (on the corner of Wicklow/Clarendon st. 1st floor)

      Shepard’s pie & chips better than your mam’s collected from the dummy waiter & expertly served/flung at you by proper battleaxe waitresses

      …finished off with lime jelly & icecream in a silver coupe naturally

      1. Dub Spot

        I recall it, though the waitresses were more like my granny (not a battleaxe). A venue where hip replacement was hipper than hipster. Fond days.

        1. Martco

          ah I meant battleaxe in the nicest sense @Dub Spot, as in total seen it all before pro’s

          fond fond days indeed, what I loved about it was how there was a great mix of everyone there..oap’s, college kids, suits, those today labelled as migrants & less fortunate people. all enjoying their dinner together. spotless cutlery & tables.

          another little part of Dublin lost

    1. The Old Boy

      It is, sadly. Luckily I visited for the last time shortly before it closed, about five or six years ago now. A buster burger, mugs of sweet tea and a bottle of acrid plonk to keep us going till the early houses opened.

      1. Dub Spot

        Bummer. Surprised some startup didn’t make it their “hub” for a gig economy MVP effort. Take back the city indeed.

        1. The Old Boy

          A quick street view shows it’s now a rather up-market looking establishment called the Richmond, which has Michelin Bib Gourmand recommendation and sells a burger for €17.50. It closes at 9.30.

          Best head to Aprile.

          1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            Wooooo! Look at you, ordering burgers for €17.50 at 9.35pm. Livin’ the dream, hah?

          2. Brother Barnabas

            mr bodger – every time you delete a comment from me to andyourp, you’re obstructing something nascent and beautiful

            just so you know

          3. The Old Boy

            I was going to reply telling you not to be a smart so-and-so with me, but I see you’ve moved on to better things.

  8. Dub Spot

    Fusco’s Meath Street. Best chipper in Dublin/Ireland/TheWorld.

    None of yer Burdock’s franchised mullarkey, grazie mille!

    The Liberties is disappearin’ fast.

  9. Starina

    Frank Ryan’s in Smithfield. barman once gave me a shot of palinka from a plastic bottle behind the bar and I ended up dancing on my stool. Nice little hidden place.

    Also The Cobblestones in Smithfield Square, with the big mural next to it.

    And the Bernard Shaw isn’t obscure at all but it’s still a total landmark. <3

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Ah, Frank Ryan’s. Where they used to serve sangers off the pool table that the dog used to sleep on.

      They’re decent skins in there.

  10. Alan mc gee

    why wouldn’t you just take a photo with your phone.
    1. download Pixlr.
    2. draw a path around said pub, building etc.
    3. delete background.
    4. print it
    5. buy a frame in Ikea €10
    6. put printout in frame.

    there’s good stuff out there.
    this is not it.

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