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The Perils of Pat

Peter Quinn writes about his immigrant grandfather. ℘℘℘ The man on the horse is my paternal grandfather, Patrick Francis Quinn. The date is September 5, 1904. Pat is about to take his place as grand marshal of the New York City Labor Day Parade. The horse was rented for the occasion. I have the sashRead more..

Talkback:
Mike’s Back in Town

Bronx boy, bard, and beef baron J.P. Donleavy converses with John Froude. ℘℘℘ James Patrick Donleavy, known to his friends as Mike, is standing in the lobby of the New York Athletic Club. He observes. He notes with approval the liveried attendant silently holding up a placard before a new barbarian. On which is writtenRead more..

The Last Word:
When the Irish Did Apply

This September 5 will mark the 118th anniversary of the nation’s first commemoration of Labor Day. On that day in 1882, thousands of New York City workers took the day off to participate in festivities honoring honest toil and the rights of labor. Its success testified to labor’s rising power and growing sense of unityRead more..