MFOUND: Alma Mater and Gaelic Park mentioned


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Manhattan College, which owns Gaelic Park on West 240th just west of Broadway, keeps close wraps on views, since there’s an admission fee for most events here, but I was able to sneak in for a couple of photos. Named in honor of Riverdale’s large Irish-American population, it has been home to soccer, softball and hurling for decades; my father attended matches here. It has been home to Manhattan College Jaspers soccer team since 1991, when the school purchased the grounds. There is a dance hall and cultural venue as well. In the 1970s Gaelic Park was a lively rock venue; the Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers and Deep Purple have all appeared here.

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[JR: Some neat pictures of the subway. And comments about the diner.]

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