Thomas Carney: He Served Stiff Drinks and Hard-Boiled Humor for Three Decades As the Bartender at Elaine’s

From a New York Times obit by Alex Traub headlined “Thomas Carney, Crusty Bartender at Elaine’s, Dies at 82”:

Thomas Carney, who served stiff drinks, hard-boiled humor and rough justice for three decades as the bartender in chief of Elaine’s, a saloon that furnished an improbable gathering place for New York’s writers, actors, athletes, models, power brokers, journalists, police officers, gangsters, playboys, go-getters and countless wannabes, died at his home in Palm City, Fla.