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Irish-American Conference to Commemorate the Life and Career of Governor Hugh Carey

Chris Rodda | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Chris Rodda

A conference to be held in July in Tuam, County Galway, will feature a commemoration of the life and career of Governor Hugh L. Carey, whose grandparents emigrated from that part of Ireland to settle in Brooklyn in the 1880s.

Hugh Carey: New York Mensch

Martin Nolan | Posted 10.11.2011 | New York
Martin Nolan

He had the wit of Jimmy Walker, the vision of Al Smith, the courage of FDR and the energy of Nelson Rockefeller. When New York's history is written, Hugh Leo Carey will have his place as the hero of a dark decade.

Hugh Carey Funeral Brings Together Statesmen, Kin

Posted 10.11.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- He knew the words to many an Irish ballad, raised 14 children in his Brooklyn home and considered Frank Sinatra a friend. Former G...

Hugh Carey, New York's Greatest Governor of the Modern Era

Ed Koch | Posted 10.08.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

I believe Hugh Carey was the greatest governor of the modern era going back to the administration of Alfred E. Smith.

Westway Changed Transportation History

Roberta Brandes Gratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Roberta Brandes Gratz

Westway was more than a highway; it reflected a national mindset. First proposed in the 1970s, Westway reflected post-war thinking that highways were the most important transportation investment.

Duplicity Grows in Brooklyn: Chuck Schumer's Edifice Complex

Tom Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Watson

That Schumer should appear in downtown Brooklyn, media in tow, claiming that Governor Carey doesn't qualify for the naming honors should qualify our senior Senator for a one-way ticket out of his home borough.

How Tim Russert Got His Start

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Martin Nolan

For more than 30 years, my friendship with Tim was rooted in a shared Irish heritage and similar education, with minimal emphasis on self-expression and more on what Tom Brokaw calls "accountability."