One of my favorite writers of all-time, and a huge inspiration, seventh avenue’s own Pete Hamill has a new book coming out.

Simone Weichselbaum of The New York Daily News takes us on a trip back to Pete’s old stomping grounds where they checked out Pete’s old apartment.

“The Christmas Kid: And Other Brooklyn Stories,” on sale Tuesday, is composed of 36 short tales depicting a bygone era when bloody street fights, heartless murders and torrid love affairs were all part of everyday life on and around the Seventh Avenue strip.

This new book sounds awesome!

Good luck Mr. Hamill



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4 Responses to TAKE ‘EM BACK PETE

  1. Willy Wickham says:

    Read about this in the print version Daily News yesterday but clicked on your link and was glad I did. There is a nice video of the visit to the old apartment. Fascinating that the current tenant let him in to hang out in the kitchen!
    If you haven’t caught it, this PBS video from last summer is definitely worth watching http://watch.thirteen.org/video/2270727248

  2. jimmyvac says:

    Pete is a great writer. A Drinking Life, North River and Downtown are among my favorite books. I am anxious to read this.

  3. jim casey says:

    is brian hamill still in the neighborhood ?

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