Thanks to Rob Langton for putting me up on this story via the New York Times about an old-timer from the neighborhood.

Windsor Terrace, long an Irish-American stronghold, is a blue-collar, gentrifying and diversifying neighborhood between Prospect Park and Green-Wood Cemetery, with low crime, an old bar (77-year-old Farrell’s Bar and Grill) and an even older church (132-year-old Holy Name of Jesus). Mr. Maloney is harder to define.

He is an Army veteran and a retired Teamster. As a teenager, he was a member of a Brooklyn street gang called the Jokers. In his golden years, he plays Santa Claus for children in group homes and raises money every year so the neighborhood and the Knights of Columbus can serve hundreds of free Thanksgiving meals. His primary objective, besides staying active with the Knights of Columbus, is to spoil his five grandchildren.

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8 Responses to GOTTA GO TO MOE’S

  1. TonyF16 says:

    What a great story. Not many old timers around anymore, like fhe fact that he doesn’t forget where he comes from. And how much he’s contributed over the years God Bless Moe, stay healthy.

  2. TonyF16 says:

    you know what they say ” Never Judge A Book By It’s Cover” he does seem like such a nice grandfatherly sort LOL

  3. Mudge says:

    I dident know ether is this guy related to Jacky Malone.i was also the Grand Knight in that council and I cant place him there. I also thought I knew all the Jokers being a leader I wish I could remember him he sounds like someone Iwould like to know. My wife and I had dinner with John and Dotsie Matular Eddie’s mom and dad . I had a question about a shoe repair store on 9th. ave. I knew the people that owned it and I could not recall there name . We also could not place its location if anyone remembers please let me know.

  4. TonyF16 says:

    Mudge, the Shoe repair shop was 2 stores away from Farrells next to the Deli. Jack Stella owned it

  5. Jim Casey says:

    I think the shoe repair was owned by the Pascuzzi family in the 50s and 60s. Frank P played for Xaverian and St Francis College.

  6. Jim Casey says:

    Frank P also played for a good Holy Name grammar team with (Fr.) John Vesey, Danny Mills and Billy Anton.

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