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The Irish of Laurel Hill (Part Two)

We might have been called “narrow-backs” or “Micks” or “Donkeys” but the Irish of Laurel Hill were joined together as a community. My dad was in the Holy Name Society. He read the Epistles at Mass in St. Theresa’s. We would travel to Gaelic Park to watch Uncle “Mick” or Uncle Martin beat Kilkenny or lose to Kerry; all while we yelled “UP TIPP!” at the top of…

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Added by Kevin Gleeson on October 2, 2013 at 7:00am — 11 Comments

The Irish of Laurel Hill (Part One)

I recently saw a post on Facebook about the former neighborhood of Laurel Hill, Queens, NY. The post described how progress for the City destroyed a community. I wanted to jot down some of my memories to speak (for those who no longer can) about a time, a place and a people.

The house I grew up in (50-77 45th Street just off Laurel Hill Blvd.)…

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Added by Kevin Gleeson on October 2, 2013 at 7:00am — 15 Comments

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