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Irish

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…

Passengers exit the 1 train at 207th Street and 10th Avenue. (Photo: Adi Talwar)

Indiegogo Spotlight: A Tale of Two Neighbors

A Word From Nelson Estevez Growing up in Inwood, New York was difficult. I distinctly remember Broadway Avenue: the street which divided the Dominican and Irish communities. The goal of this film is to bridge those two communities together,…

Broadway & Isham

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…

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BY Led Black @Led_Black “Goodbye to Glocamorra” (1968) is a documentary film originally made for broadcast on Irish television and is a fascinating look at the predominantly Irish Inwood of yesteryear.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…

Throw Back Thursdays: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

For this week’s Throw Back Thursdays post, it only fitting that we show love to all the folks that will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by highlighting 2 St. Patty’s Day posts. The first is last year’s St. Patrick’s…

New York Irish bar stands firm as population shifts – BBC News

The dynamic upper Manhattan neighbourhoods of Inwood and Washington Heights have undergone a dramatic shift in recent years, as the once predominantly Irish population has been replaced by new arrivals from the Dominican Republic and other Spanish-speaking countries. Barbara…