Category Archives: Ironworker

ONE OF US

9th avenue’s own, Tommy Ryan took a fall yesterday while working on the Verrazano. Click the link for the story via the Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/verrazano-bridge-construction-workers-breaks-legs-nasty-f-article-1.3167972 The worker was on the Brooklyn side of the bridge when he fell around 12 … Continue reading

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GIVE ME WHAT YOU GOT!

“I can’t imagine a person being a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything’s he got.” -Walter Cronkite Think back to all the hard workers from our neighborhood. Really think about it. The Ironworker who got up at … Continue reading

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HAPPY LABOR DAY

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IN THE SHUFFLING MADNESS

Wednesday morning January 21 1978 Great, it’s snowing again. What the fuck is the deal? Maybe I should grab a shovel and see if anyone needs their sidewalk cleared. It’s a good way to make some money. At least it’s … Continue reading

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THE HEART OF A LION

When I woke up Sunday morning I reached for my cell phone on the night table and saw that I had a missed call from my sister Sharon and a text that read, “Call me.” What the fuck? I thought … Continue reading

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