Posts Tagged ‘Ireland’

From Inwood To Vietnam

From Inwood To Vietnam

Edward Hagan was only 22 years old when he left the comforts of his beloved Inwood neighborhood to serve as an American military advisor to the South Vietnamese during the Vietnam War. In his riveting essay in The Irish Echo, Mr. Hagan brings to life the thriving Irish Inwood of the late 1960’s. The author […]


Entrance To The Past: Broadway & Isham Streets | Forgotten New York

Entrance To The Past: Broadway & Isham Streets | Forgotten New York

While meandering aimlessly in upper Manhattan in February 2013 I came upon a single intersection, Broadway and Isham Street, where there are several leftover relicts from several different ages that still survive. Before getting into those, I’d like to dispute the pronunciation of the name Isham, which, I’m told, is EYE-sham. This is plainly ridiculous. […]


Historic Inwood: “Goodbye to Glocamorra” (1968)

BY Led Black @Led_Black “Goodbye to Glocamorra” (1968) is a documentary film originally made for broadcast on Irish television and is a fascinating look at the predominantly Irish Inwood of yesteryear. The film takes an unflinching look at the forces of transformation at work in the late 1960’s in the neighborhood. Inwood at the time […]

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