The toys hanging from the ceiling aren't as playful as they seem
The legendary ceiling collection started in 1931, when the owner of British Airlines asked Jack and Charlie if he could hang a model of his plane over the table to impress some investors. A BA “flying boat,” as it was called, was hung over his regular table, and soon competitors and captains of industry also insisted on adding their mementos. Now, Salvatore Ferragamo, Cartier, JFK, Bill Clinton, John Riggins, Chris Evert, Dorothy Hamill, Willie Mays, Wayne Gretzky, and many more have all had a hand in decorating the Bar Room.
Carrie Bradshaw once cried there
In Season 6, Episode 8 of Sex and the City, “The Domino Effect,” Mr. Big travels back from Napa to New York City to have a “little heart thing done.” Discussing his impending angioplasty with her over steaks at the 21 Club, Carrie bursts into tears at the table.