September 24, 2018

PADDY CORCORAN Rendered in Song

Vincent Cross and band.
We've written before about Paddy Corcoran, the de facto overlord of Prospect Hill circa 1860, long before the arrival of Tudor City. The head of the notorious Rag Gang, Corcoran terrorized the neighborhood for decades.

Now, a distant relative of Corcoran's, singer/songwriter Vincent Cross, has written some songs about his "five times great grand uncle."  A performer of traditional folk ballads who has been compared to Woody Guthrie, Cross records for the indie label, Rescue Dog Records.



He will be performing these new Paddy Corcoran compositions live in the city on the dates listed below. Mark your calendar!

Sunday, Oct 28 at L.I.C. Bar, Long Island City, 6 to 8 pm
Friday, Nov 16 at the Old Stone House, Park Slope, 7 to 9 pm

For more details, check out a video about this project, here, and Cross' website, here.

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In another neighborhood-related event, a recent book has come to our attention, A Worldly Affair, the story about the complicated relationship between the United Nations and its host city. 

Author Pamela Hanlon will be giving a talk about the book next month:

Wednesday, Oct 10, in the Program Room of the Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, 6:30 pm.

More details here. Mark your calendar!

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