An old-time bar in Brooklyn, Farrell’s has served as a community center since the 1930s, and is the last marker of what was once a thriving Irish neighborhood. ℘℘℘ Farrell’s Bar, on the corner of 16th Street and 9th Avenue in Brooklyn, has been in the same location in Windsor Terrace since 1933. It wasRead more..
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“Jimmy’s not just a cop’s cop. He’s a New Yorker’s New Yorker.” When it comes to James O’Neill, New York City’s 43rd and current police commissioner, those words by Chirlane McCray, the wife of N.Y.C. Mayor Bill de Blasio, could not be more spot-on. A more fitting NYPD commissioner couldn’t be found in Central Casting.Read more..
The passion, competition, and camaraderie of supporters and players of Gaelic games were on display at the USGAA Finals in Philadelphia over Labor Day Weekend. ℘℘℘ September is traditionally the last month of the GAA season as the best of the best in Ireland play each other in the All-Ireland Finals. September is also theRead more..
The Hoboken Guards of Hoboken, New Jersey won their first New York Senior Hurling Championship in August in New York’s Gaelic Park. They beat Tipperary New York by two goals and 29 points (2-29) to Tipperary’s two goals and 24 points (2-24.) (Each goal counts for three points. A point is scored over the bar.)Read more..
Molly Shannon, husband Fritz Chestnut, and one-year-old daughter Stella pose at the Big Apple Fest exhibit ar the Orchard Gallery in New York City in October. The first annual Fest planted 300 fiberglass apples around the city. After two months on the streets, the apples, painted by artists from around the world, were sold atRead more..
When Thomas Gleason, 79, leads the St. Patrick’s Day Parade up Fifth Avenue he will be following in his father’s footsteps. His father, the late Thomas W. “Teddy” Gleason, was Grand Marshal in 1983. A World War II veteran, Thomas Gleason joined the Marines at the end of 1941. He served in the Marshall IslandsRead more..
As Police Commissioner Ray Kelly rolls through the streets of Manhattan in the back seat of a black SUV he is fed a steady stream of information by his detail detective who rides shotgun. On this cold fall day there is the usual assortment of New York mayhem to report; a decomposed body has beenRead more..
The A-list was in full force for the New York City premiere of Jim Sheridan’s latest film In America. Many fans and friends of Sheridan were out to support the semi-autobio-graphical film for its holiday opening. In the movie, a family immigrates to America from Ireland and grapples with life in a new country. TheRead more..
There’s a row of lead laundry sinks on the third floor of an old building on the Lower Manhattan waterfront where Irish women worked in the 19th century. And beyond the laundry drying racks, Gaelic graffiti appear in ghostly but bold script on the old brick walls. “Erin Go Bragh” is writ large. So isRead more..
At the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City in May, two Irish movies quickly sold out: Jim Sheridan’s In America and Aidan Quinn’s Song for a Raggy Boy. Sheridan’s movie, based on his own experience as a recently arrived immigrant to New York, left not a dry eye in the house. Release date isRead more..