Category Archives: Pete Hamill

PICK UP MY GUITAR AND PLAY

“If you want something bad enough, go out and fight for it, work day and night for it, give up your time, peace and sleep for it.” -Les Brown WE CAN DO THIS… LET’S GO! 9TH AVENUE FOREVER! -Red Hoops135@hotmail.com … Continue reading

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ON THE BEAT

They said he would never amount to anything. Said he didn’t have any talent. No discipline. No commitment. No chance. I told them, “Survival is a talent.”

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I AIN’T WASTING NO MORE TIME

When I was a teenager I hated school. Most felt the same way, I think?  Difference between you and me? I didn’t persevere. Just gave up. School? Ha! I’d rather hang out, do my own thing. Know what I mean? … Continue reading

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NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Nice story from the New York Times on our very own Pete Hamill. “It’s recognizable Brooklyn,” Mr. Hamill said. “I’ve just been wandering around, pushing the walker. There’s still neighborhoods. And after 30 years of the disappearing sky in Manhattan, … Continue reading

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HAMILL, BRESLIN AND FENTON

As a writer, I am always looking for inspiration. Growing up in Windsor Terrace it’s not hard to find material to write about. And it helps to have other writers to read (both good and bad) to be inspired to … Continue reading

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SOMETHING DIFFERENT…

Outstanding read from our guy Pete Hamill on the change in NYC: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/new-york-city-skyline-tallest-midtown-manhattan/article.html -Red Hoops135@hotmail.com

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Brooklyn shout-out to Pete Hamill who turned 80 today. So everyone take a minute, wherever you may be and raise your glasses and join me in honoring a neighborhood guy, a fine man and an excellent writer. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETE… –Red … Continue reading

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