Palace Cafe owner Mike Ryan (second from left) with friends at the opening of the his goodbye party, 9/24/16. (Photo: Nick McManus)

Palace Cafe owner Mike Ryan (second from left) with friends at the opening of the his goodbye party, 9/24/16. (Photo: Nick McManus)

On Saturday, two neighborhood long-timers quietly said goodbye. In Greenpoint, the Palace Cafe, which had officially closed Sept. 3 after 60 years in business, held one last goodbye party. Meanwhile, in the East Village, Edge Bar turned off its neon “SLEEP LATE” sign after 29 years on East 3rd Street. In what was surely a somber bar crawl, photographer Nick McManus went to both to take some Parting Shots for us.

The friends and family of Palace Cafe at last call during their final business night, 9/4/16. (Photo: Nick McManus)

The friends and family of Palace Cafe at last call during their final business night, 9/4/16. (Photo: Nick McManus)

As DNAinfo reported, the Palace Cafe’s 72-year-old owner, Geraldine Curtin, decided it was time to retire, in part because the bar’s onetime Irish-American clientele had dwindled to just 10 regulars.

The patrons of Palace Cafe as its goodbye party went into the wee hours, 9/25/16. (Photo: Nick McManus)

The patrons of Palace Cafe as its goodbye party went into the wee hours, 9/25/16. (Photo: Nick McManus)

For those in the know, the Tudor-styled throwback room across from McGolrick Park, which had housed a bar since the 1920s, remained a great conversation spot with a semicircular bar and a killer jukebox. But the owners– including Mike Ryan, who was there Saturday when McManus took his group portraits– have decided to sell the place and the building.

The Edge bartender Tracy (top, third from left) with freinds during the bar's final night, 9/25/16. (Photo: Nick McManus)

Last call at The Edge on its final night featuring manager Joshua (at left behind bar), 9/25/16. (Photo: Nick McManus)

Meanwhile in the East Village, one of the neighborhood’s unsung dives, the Edge, closed just weeks after its 29th anniversary party. A bar rep told EV Grieve that it was shuttering because “[the landlord] found an opportunity to sue us for a bunch of money that we can’t pay.” McManus described the last night to us: “Many members of the nearby Hells Angels were in attendance that mingled with everyone and the place stayed full till almost 5am.”

The Edge bartender Tracy (top, third from left) with freinds during the bar's final night, 9/25/16. (Photo: Nick McManus)

The Edge bartender Tracy (top, third from left) with friends during the bar’s final night, 9/25/16. (Photo: Nick McManus)