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Irish New York
Written by Bob Swacker and Leslie Jenkins
About This Book
Irish New York explores the streets, neighborhoods, and legends of the Irish in New York City. Each chapter is filled with photographs, paintings, quotes, and ephemera that illustrate different aspects of Irish life in New York, past and present, covering such topics as the Irish immigration, fraternal groups, the St. Patrick's Day Parade, and Irish pubs and restaurants.The book is the perfect gift book and practical guide for the legions of Irish who live in New York City as well as the thousands of Irish tourists who flock to Irish cultural institutions such as St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Irish Hunger Memorial, and McSorley's Old Ale House (which has never closed, even during Prohibition). A map is provided to help navigate the many places mentioned in the book.
About the Author
Bob Swacker is a historian who teaches Russian, Chinese, European, World and American history at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn Heights, and Asian, Russian, and European history at Pace University. He is the author of several articles on the City and teaches a course devoted to New York City history. Leslie Jenkins is a writer with an interest in Celtic lore and mythology. She lives in New York City with her third-generation Irish-American daughter.