NYC Neighborhoods
March 29, 2004 12:26 AM   Subscribe

Quick research question for a play I'm writing: what's a neighborhood in New York City (any borough) that a) has elevated trains, and b) is a traditionally Irish neighborhood? The play takes place in the mid-'90s, if that makes a difference. (Googling turned up lots of historical references, but I not a lot of contemporary specifics.)
posted by scody to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (6 answers total)
 
I'm from Queens, and can think of two around here.

Sunnyside has an elevated train along which you can find a bunch of typical Irish bars - the kind of places you can go on a Tuesday night and catch a lively band with a fiddle player or some bagpipes.

And the elevated train also runs along Roosevelt ave. in Woodside. The Wolfe Tones have been playing kick ass shows here at the Tower View ballroom for years. There are other places too with a younger crowd - where else do you find a bar where the DJ has a brogue and the dance floor is watched over by a giant mural of JFK painted on the wall?
posted by tomorama at 12:48 AM on March 29, 2004


In Woodlawn in the Bronx, under the el along Jerome Avenue (also Bainbridge by the D)
posted by amberglow at 5:24 AM on March 29, 2004


Great, thanks -- just what I was looking for!
posted by scody at 11:02 AM on March 29, 2004


I second Sunnyside
posted by darkpony at 12:24 PM on March 29, 2004


an early 90s take on the new irish in the bronx
posted by amberglow at 12:34 PM on March 29, 2004


I third Sunnyside. Mostly because I live there (here).

If you have any questions about the neighborhood feel free to email me.
posted by bshort at 3:41 PM on March 29, 2004


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