CONTAINER DIARIES

October 20, 2014

ONE-ON-ONE: FENTON AND HAMILL

Filed under: Pat Fenton,Pete Hamill,Shirley MacLaine — hoopscoach @ 9:11 am
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Tremendous, tremendous interview with legendary writer Pete Hamill by our guy Pat Fenton.

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Step inside Farrell’s.

Make your way to the bar.

Order a container and listen to the stories.

Compelling…to say the least. By the way, Pete clears up the story of Shirley MacLaine being the first woman served at the bar.

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Love this explanation from Pete on the name of the neighborhood:

“Did you call the neighborhood Park Slope when you were growing up in Brooklyn?” I ask him. “A lot of people who came from Windsor Terrace always just called the whole neighborhood the

Slope.”

“Where I lived on 7th Avenue and 12th Street we really didn’t call it anything,” he says. “What I loved about the South Brooklyn Boys, as they called themselves, Junior Persico and those guys, they lived in North Brooklyn. When you looked at the map you realized that. But they called themselves the South Brooklyn Boys. Geography was not one of their strong suits,” he says smiling, as he talks about a neighborhood street gang, many who went on to become part of the Mafia. Junior, aka, Carmine the Snake Persico, would become the Boss of the Colombo crime family.

“So my neighborhood was this unnamed place, between Park Slope and Windsor Terrace. But now it’s been re-named by the real-estate guys as the South Slope.”

October 16, 2014

WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU…

Filed under: Pete Hamill — hoopscoach @ 8:59 am
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Short update on the health of our guy, Pete Hamill.

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(Image taken from mcbrooklyn.blogspot. com)

New York Post fills us in.

“My legs are getting better, thanks to a noble wife, a very good physical therapist, and a platoon of superb doctors from NYU Langone. But I’m still not walking, so I will do no tap-dancing.”

October 15, 2014

COME ONE…COME ALL

Filed under: Holy Name Church — hoopscoach @ 6:30 pm
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A message from Father Jim:

The New York Times is coming to Holy Name tomorrow, Thursday for the 11:15AM Mass to take pictures of the church.

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Please join us, if you are able and spread the word.

HUMP DAY

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October 14, 2014

WHAT’S THE DEAL?

Filed under: Gourmet Butcher — hoopscoach @ 8:43 am
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While reading the New York Daily News this morning, I came across this awful story out of Crown Heights.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/dozens-teens-vandalize-brooklyn-store-owner-article-1.1973372

October 12, 2014

I’M LEAVIN’ ON A JET PLANE…

Filed under: Brooklyn,Daily News — hoopscoach @ 8:02 am
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Interesting story via the New York Daily News on people who moved out of New York City and have found success and most important, happiness in other parts of the country.

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/escape-new-york-article-1.1970748?cid=bitly

October 5, 2014

CHURCH ON TIME

Filed under: Church — hoopscoach @ 10:52 am
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New alter at HN

October 4, 2014

LOVE YOUR PEACHES WANNA SHAKE YOUR TREE

Filed under: Farrell's — hoopscoach @ 6:12 am

Girls at Farrell's

October 2, 2014

TWO SLICES AND A COKE

Filed under: Ben's Pizza,Denino's,Lenny's Pizza,Spumoni Gardens — hoopscoach @ 10:09 am
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We’re from Brooklyn, we know our pizza.

Hard for me to get a good slice out here.

List a few pizza spots that you wish you could be at right now…

I know it’s tough, but here’s mine.

Lenny’s (fifth avenue)

Denino’s: A spot in Staten Island…

Spumoni Gardens

Ben’s in Soho

Respectfully,

Red

October 1, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Filed under: Horace Court,Howard Place — hoopscoach @ 9:30 am

Wanted to wish two good people, Geraldine Cregg and Gerard Trapp a happy birthday!

Enjoy the day!

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