Chumley's Restaurant

★★★★★
An old Greenwich Village speakeasy with the original booths, fireplace and false entrance still intact.
  • 86 Bedford St

    New York, NY 10014

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  • 212-675-4449

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Mon-Thu 12pm-12am Fri 12pm-2am Sat 10am-12am Sun 10am-2am

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Dear old Chumley's. The first time my husband who grew up in The Village, took me there I was fascinated. The cobblestones in the courtyard made me hear horses neighing from long ago.\r
We went to Chumley's often. It was ALWAYS great. I

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★★★★★

Dear old Chumley's. The first time my husband who grew up in The Village, took me there I was fascinated. The cobblestones in the courtyard made me hear horses neighing from long ago.\r
We went to Chumley's often. It was ALWAYS great. I

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Fun bar with a lot of history. The old speakeasy with great atmosphere. I think I remember the environment more than the drinks or food there! Definitely worth checking out, but check the map first or you'll miss it!

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Fun bar with a lot of history. The old speakeasy with great atmosphere. I think I remember the environment more than the drinks or food there! Definitely worth checking out, but check the map first or you'll miss it!

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I truly miss this place. I went there when I first moved in the tri-state area and it became my "regular" spot after that. I really enjoyed the atmosphere especially during winter when they had the fireplace going.. A very cozy place. I

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I truly miss this place. I went there when I first moved in the tri-state area and it became my "regular" spot after that. I really enjoyed the atmosphere especially during winter when they had the fireplace going.. A very cozy place. I

Pros: atmosphere, history and good for memories

Cons: kinda smelled(old bar), but you learn to like it

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I truly miss this place. I went there when I first moved in the tri-state area and it became my "regular" spot after that. I really enjoyed the atmosphere especially during winter when they had the fireplace going.. A very cozy place. I

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I truly miss this place. I went there when I first moved in the tri-state area and it became my "regular" spot after that. I really enjoyed the atmosphere especially during winter when they had the fireplace going.. A very cozy place. I

Pros: atmosphere, history and good for memories

Cons: kinda smelled(old bar), but you learn to like it

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chumleys has no sign so really need to know it is there, it was a speakeasy and they havent changed the appearance. great place, good food but the draw here is the beer and the atmosphere. they have dogs louging in the bar and some great brews on tap, i take all first time new york visitors here, it is a unique place to visit.

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chumleys has no sign so really need to know it is there, it was a speakeasy and they havent changed the appearance. great place, good food but the draw here is the beer and the atmosphere. they have dogs louging in the bar and some great brews on tap, i take all first time new york visitors here, it is a unique place to visit.

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I really hope this amazing spot opens again. Though avoid it on an Friday or Saturday night. It's a mess with college kids and good luck trying to find a place to stand, let alone sit. And to get a drink you better grab 3 since you'll

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★★★★★

I really hope this amazing spot opens again. Though avoid it on an Friday or Saturday night. It's a mess with college kids and good luck trying to find a place to stand, let alone sit. And to get a drink you better grab 3 since you'll

Pros: Atmosphere, friendly staff and locals

Cons: Other than it's closed... Friday & Saturday nights

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06/27/2007 - I don't know how recent this is, however it is the message you recieve when sending them an email. Gina's number is listed at the end of the message.\r
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Due to the building problems our landlord is having, ( our building

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06/27/2007 - I don't know how recent this is, however it is the message you recieve when sending them an email. Gina's number is listed at the end of the message.\r
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Due to the building problems our landlord is having, ( our building

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IT IS VERY VERY CLOSED-PROBABLY 4EVER.\r
LANDLORD DOES NOT WANT IT TO REOPEN.\r
OWNER VERY WIERD AND STRANGE

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IT IS VERY VERY CLOSED-PROBABLY 4EVER.\r
LANDLORD DOES NOT WANT IT TO REOPEN.\r
OWNER VERY WIERD AND STRANGE

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Let's just hope it reopens as soon as possible.\r
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The haters on this board can't appreciate a good thing.

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Let's just hope it reopens as soon as possible.\r
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The haters on this board can't appreciate a good thing.

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I heard about this place from a friend. We went and it was very crowded... The raspberry beer was very good. We didn't get to eat... but I heard that the burgers are very good here.

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★★★★★

I heard about this place from a friend. We went and it was very crowded... The raspberry beer was very good. We didn't get to eat... but I heard that the burgers are very good here.

Pros: Cool Atmosphere

Cons: Crowded!! Two bathrooms!

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We visited here at 2pm on Monday and it wasn't a great experience. There was only us and another couple there!! It was really cold in the bar and I could see my breath in the air in front of me even though I was indoors!!! The barman was

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We visited here at 2pm on Monday and it wasn't a great experience. There was only us and another couple there!! It was really cold in the bar and I could see my breath in the air in front of me even though I was indoors!!! The barman was

Pros: Steeped in history

Cons: Cold venue with a grumpy barman.

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Seriously, it seems to be a trend that somehow it slips out to obnoxious tourists that there's a cool bar/restaurant that only people in the know know about. Then these tourist types flock there and stink up the place taking all the good

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Seriously, it seems to be a trend that somehow it slips out to obnoxious tourists that there's a cool bar/restaurant that only people in the know know about. Then these tourist types flock there and stink up the place taking all the good

Pros: Good food, good atmosphere

Cons: can take a long time to get table, annoying patrons

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I was in Chumleys the night in question below and I am a regular patron of the restaurant if the person below is the customer I am thinking about, it was her and not the "waitress" in fault\r
These people came in (10 people) the waitress

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I was in Chumleys the night in question below and I am a regular patron of the restaurant if the person below is the customer I am thinking about, it was her and not the "waitress" in fault\r
These people came in (10 people) the waitress

Pros: friendsly staff and clientele

Cons: sometimes long wait for table

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Seriously if you want to be abused then go here. The waitress we had was horrible, offensive and incompetent. She clearly hates humans and her job.

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Seriously if you want to be abused then go here. The waitress we had was horrible, offensive and incompetent. She clearly hates humans and her job.

Pros: Masochism

Cons: Sadism

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Went to Chumley's last night and it was the first time I have ever left a restaurant without leaving a tip. Having waited tables before I know that everyone has a bad night where they screw things up. In this case, the waiter was just

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Went to Chumley's last night and it was the first time I have ever left a restaurant without leaving a tip. Having waited tables before I know that everyone has a bad night where they screw things up. In this case, the waiter was just

Pros: Good burgers

Cons: Rude waiters

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I loved this place and went there for drinks mainly. \r
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Last night we went for a dinner and the whole experience was rather dreadful. \r
Poor service, bad food... (the worst fish and chips ever!)\r
We paid our bill and immediately

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I loved this place and went there for drinks mainly. \r
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Last night we went for a dinner and the whole experience was rather dreadful. \r
Poor service, bad food... (the worst fish and chips ever!)\r
We paid our bill and immediately

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Great atmosphere ruined by stockbroker and tourist crowd. This means the beer prices are ridiculous and staff make "errors" with their addtion for a round of drinks. What a shame a potentially great place has gone down hill.

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★★★★★

Great atmosphere ruined by stockbroker and tourist crowd. This means the beer prices are ridiculous and staff make "errors" with their addtion for a round of drinks. What a shame a potentially great place has gone down hill.

Pros: Atmosphere, now long gone

Cons: Overcharging and whitebread crowd

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we love Chumleys, the brunch is reasonable at $13 which includes food coffee and OJ, the service is spectacular we return every sunday for out favourite irish waitress !!!

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we love Chumleys, the brunch is reasonable at $13 which includes food coffee and OJ, the service is spectacular we return every sunday for out favourite irish waitress !!!

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At 1:15 a.m. on Saturday night, in an attempt to get customers to leave (despite a 4 a.m. stated closing time), the staff blasted "Glory, Glory Hallelujah" and other patriotic genre music at an uncomfortably loud level. This is in

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★★★★★

At 1:15 a.m. on Saturday night, in an attempt to get customers to leave (despite a 4 a.m. stated closing time), the staff blasted "Glory, Glory Hallelujah" and other patriotic genre music at an uncomfortably loud level. This is in

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I like Chumleys because they began by breaking the federal laws when they opened. They do let you bring in your dog with you and are not bothered with the laws that say you cannot bring in your dog. I have sat at a table of seven people

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★★★★★

I like Chumleys because they began by breaking the federal laws when they opened. They do let you bring in your dog with you and are not bothered with the laws that say you cannot bring in your dog. I have sat at a table of seven people

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She was incredibly rude and nearly ruined our night. Keep your eye out for her - she's the tubby one with an attitude from hell. She also spills drinks on patrons. Apart from that we go all the time and love it.

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★★★★★

She was incredibly rude and nearly ruined our night. Keep your eye out for her - she's the tubby one with an attitude from hell. She also spills drinks on patrons. Apart from that we go all the time and love it.

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It was really packed. And took us awhile to find our own seats. After that things went smoothly. The waitress, overworked, didn't get around to us as much as we would have liked, but when she did, she was attentive (and hot-- with eyes

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★★★★★

It was really packed. And took us awhile to find our own seats. After that things went smoothly. The waitress, overworked, didn't get around to us as much as we would have liked, but when she did, she was attentive (and hot-- with eyes

Pros: Great physical layout, good-but-overworked staff

Cons: too crowded, too white

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My friend and I wanted something out of the 'tourist norm' and heard about this from a friend that once lived in NY. It was even better than expected. I loved the fact that the owner's dogs had their own booth while we were there. Loved

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My friend and I wanted something out of the 'tourist norm' and heard about this from a friend that once lived in NY. It was even better than expected. I loved the fact that the owner's dogs had their own booth while we were there. Loved

Pros: Beer, Dogs, Comfortable

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NOT IMPRESSED...loved the atmosphere, with the old book jackets and the old wooden booths that patrons have been carving their initials and dates in for what seems like a century...but the FOOD WAS AWFUL--TOTALLY NOT MEMORABLE!!! The menu

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NOT IMPRESSED...loved the atmosphere, with the old book jackets and the old wooden booths that patrons have been carving their initials and dates in for what seems like a century...but the FOOD WAS AWFUL--TOTALLY NOT MEMORABLE!!! The menu

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Come on. The bar has dogs in it. Beat that. You can't. Plus, they have their own beer, their own cozy style. This place is truely one of a kind. A great place to bring a small crowd of people who aren't looking for a pretentious,

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★★★★★

Come on. The bar has dogs in it. Beat that. You can't. Plus, they have their own beer, their own cozy style. This place is truely one of a kind. A great place to bring a small crowd of people who aren't looking for a pretentious,

Pros: PUPPIES, One-of-a-kind Beer, Cozy booths

Cons: , Need a Boston Chumley, need more puppies

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I was very impressed, at the nostalgic decor.
Just being in the place I could imagine seeing all those writers, the people in all those pictures coming here along time ago, it was like stepping into the past.
The food is great, moderate

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★★★★★

I was very impressed, at the nostalgic decor.
Just being in the place I could imagine seeing all those writers, the people in all those pictures coming here along time ago, it was like stepping into the past.
The food is great, moderate

Pros: food, atmosphere, friendly people,staff

Cons: men's bathroom

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Maybe this place was considered cool at some point years ago (which is also probably the last time they cleaned the restrooms), but now it is strictly a place for the bridge and tunnel crowd to feign coolness by showing their friends that

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★★★★★

Maybe this place was considered cool at some point years ago (which is also probably the last time they cleaned the restrooms), but now it is strictly a place for the bridge and tunnel crowd to feign coolness by showing their friends that

Cons: poor service, dirty restrooms, crowded

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It is way too crowded in this place! All the people inside are too young that it makes anyone feel like they're in a college dive bar. Why the hell would anyone bother with this too crowded joint when you can't even stand without getting

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★★★★★

It is way too crowded in this place! All the people inside are too young that it makes anyone feel like they're in a college dive bar. Why the hell would anyone bother with this too crowded joint when you can't even stand without getting

Pros: Interesting photos, Cool lighting, Unique atmosphere

Cons: Crowds, Too young crowded, Way TOO crowded!!

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No longer does taking the time to locate the correct door on Bedford Street reward you with the satisfaction of visiting a great bar with old New York atmosphere-- now you just feel like you're being taken advantage of. Opting for Bud

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No longer does taking the time to locate the correct door on Bedford Street reward you with the satisfaction of visiting a great bar with old New York atmosphere-- now you just feel like you're being taken advantage of. Opting for Bud

Pros: It's a speakeasy, It's in a nice 'hood, Good atmosphere

Cons: Gross, expensive beer, Gross expensive beer, Gross expensive beer

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Where else can you drink amongst the ghosts of writers past while petting three large labradors? This place has prohibition charm, good micro brews (especially the Stout), and excellent food (calimari was a HUGE surprise). If you are

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★★★★★

Where else can you drink amongst the ghosts of writers past while petting three large labradors? This place has prohibition charm, good micro brews (especially the Stout), and excellent food (calimari was a HUGE surprise). If you are

Pros: Tourists cant find it, Great Calamari, Very Cozy

Cons: Very crowded, Cash Only, Only one Chumley's

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Had brunch with a couple of friends, surprisingly it was pretty good. Omelettes were delicious and the staff guy denzel was pretty hot. They had a prefix price like 10 dollars comes with a drink, but without realizing, we paid over 100 for

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★★★★★

Had brunch with a couple of friends, surprisingly it was pretty good. Omelettes were delicious and the staff guy denzel was pretty hot. They had a prefix price like 10 dollars comes with a drink, but without realizing, we paid over 100 for

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I was there on a Wednesday, rather late, so this may be atypical. Never tried the food, but the house brews (all they have and $6 a pop) were good, but no liquor license means no mixed drinks. If you can get a seat (bar area is small and

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★★★★★

I was there on a Wednesday, rather late, so this may be atypical. Never tried the food, but the house brews (all they have and $6 a pop) were good, but no liquor license means no mixed drinks. If you can get a seat (bar area is small and

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This is the kind of place for 4 guys or 6 girls to hang out at and talk about their relationship problems. The ambiance is very dumpy-looking and the bartender is angry. I would never bring a woman here on a date or go with a group of

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★★★★★

This is the kind of place for 4 guys or 6 girls to hang out at and talk about their relationship problems. The ambiance is very dumpy-looking and the bartender is angry. I would never bring a woman here on a date or go with a group of

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I live on the upper east side, so this place was a real pain and an expensive cab ride to get to, but boy was it worth it. Quite possibly the coziest restaurant I've been to, the food is surprisingly good, and the crowd is mellow and

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★★★★★

I live on the upper east side, so this place was a real pain and an expensive cab ride to get to, but boy was it worth it. Quite possibly the coziest restaurant I've been to, the food is surprisingly good, and the crowd is mellow and

Pros: Cozy atmosphere, Solid food, Good crowd

Cons: Hard to find, A bit crowded

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This place has no sign in front so remember the address. It was fun finding this place in a neat part of the Village. Lots of microbrews. A draft beer for everyone's taste. Good crowd. Decent bartenders. And the poster was right about the

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★★★★★

This place has no sign in front so remember the address. It was fun finding this place in a neat part of the Village. Lots of microbrews. A draft beer for everyone's taste. Good crowd. Decent bartenders. And the poster was right about the

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There is no sign, but you can still find this West Village former speakeasy. Word has it that F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote part of the Great Gatsby here. The service is fine, the setting attractive, but rustic at the same time with sawdust on

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There is no sign, but you can still find this West Village former speakeasy. Word has it that F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote part of the Great Gatsby here. The service is fine, the setting attractive, but rustic at the same time with sawdust on

Pros: setting, prices

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Went here for some after work drinks, and ended up having one of the tastiest cheeseburgers here. Nothing special, just done right. And hands down the best onion rings ever. Mmmmm, I'm getting hungry

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★★★★★

Went here for some after work drinks, and ended up having one of the tastiest cheeseburgers here. Nothing special, just done right. And hands down the best onion rings ever. Mmmmm, I'm getting hungry

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We are in New York for school to learn about the culture and history. We were excited to go to Chumley's because so many famous writers hung out there. When we got there, we were seated very quickly, but then it took two and a half hours

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★★★★★

We are in New York for school to learn about the culture and history. We were excited to go to Chumley's because so many famous writers hung out there. When we got there, we were seated very quickly, but then it took two and a half hours

Pros: quick seating, didn't card us, nice decoration

Cons: LONG WAIT FOR FOOD, snotty waitress, no credit cards

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The beer is cold but so were the folks standing in line waiting for drinks. The crowd was very good looking but there seemed to be a couple of content folks wondering around aimlessly looking to ruin someone elses day because they missed

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★★★★★

The beer is cold but so were the folks standing in line waiting for drinks. The crowd was very good looking but there seemed to be a couple of content folks wondering around aimlessly looking to ruin someone elses day because they missed

 

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