All Blog Posts Tagged 'Gangs' (5)

Famous Irish Gangster - Pegleg Lonergan

Brooklyn, 1925 - On Christmas night just south of the Gowanus Canal at 154 20th Street, the bodies of three young men were found at a ramshackle saloon known as The Adonis Social Club. One of them had been dragged outside, evidenced by the long blood streaks on the sidewalk, and left in the gutter.…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on April 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Gangs of Brooklyn

In 1876, the New York Times described the conditions across the East River before the Brooklyn Bridge connected the two cities.

“Desperate outrages by organized gangs of ruffians have been of frequent occurrence in Brooklyn.”

The words…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on February 18, 2014 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

Read Along with Mr. Malachy McCourt

Well, if you are wondering what “Light of the Diddicoy” reads like, here is a master storyteller to relate it to you. Mr. Malachy McCourt reads from Chapter 12 called “The Runner.” Below is the actual text, if you would like to read along:…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on January 24, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

NYC Turn-of-the-Century Gangs (Irish and Others)

Gangs

Originally posted at ArtOfNeed blog for the Auld Irishtown Trilogy

By Eamon Loingsigh

Well, I’ve finally turned in the manuscript and in a month or so, I’ll hear back from Three Rooms Press concerning any edits considered.

The last few weeks, I tried to…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on June 19, 2013 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

REVIEW: 'The Gangs of New York' by Herbert Asbury

REVIEW: 'The Gangs of New York' by Herbert Asbury

By Patricia Jameson-Sammartano 

Special to The Wild Geese Today

To buy Herbert Asbury's book, click on the cover.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 10:21pm — No Comments

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