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Old 04-26-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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Hi folks, myself and one of my mates are headin out to NY at the end of june with the hope of finding a job and staying for a while, im an electrician and he is a plasterer but we'd be happy to do other jobs apart from those. we dont really know where we are going to go in the city as we dont know anyone out there. can anyone advise us on which area would be best for us to move to? we are also interested in playing gaelic football

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Old 04-26-2010, 12:09 PM
 
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Theres not much Irish neighborhoods left in NYC anymore, you can check out Rockaway, Throgs Neck, Breezy Point. Pearl River in the suburbs is nice also have gaelic football there, PR is mostly irish.
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:59 PM
 
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I think Woodlawn in the Bronx is the biggest Irish expat neighborhood in NYC (if that is what you are looking for). Even if it is not, it may be a good place to land because, at the very least, the community there may be able to give you a job in the pubs (a big employment sector there) until you can get work in your trades. It is also convenient to Westchester county which seems to have a lot of Irish nationals employed in a variety of trades/occupations.

(You might tell that I am stressing a location based on the availability of jobs.)

It is at the edge of the city but less than half an hour from mid-town Manhattan by local train.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodlawn,_Bronx

You may also find this article interesting as it includes a snippet about a fellow who made some construction job connections within the Gaelic football club in Woodlawn:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/10/ny...borhood&st=nyt

Also there have been a lot of threads here on City-data concerning Woodlawn, many from Irishmen looking to move there.

I grew up in the area, about 5 minutes north of it by car and can attest that it is a nice neighborhood as well as the adjacent area of Yonkers which is just outside the New York City line.

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Old 05-11-2010, 08:55 AM
 
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Definately Woodlawn in the Bronx- Sunnyside/Maspeth/Astoria in Queens. Pearl River in Rockland County (less city like- more suburban)

My husband played for the Astoria Gaels in Queens- Gaelic and Football. I am sure their are leagues in the Bronx and Rockland as well. Astoria Gael's Official Website

Good luck!
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