It was a long time ago and it was bound to happen it treated everybody miserably. Didn't somebody kill him?
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Posted by Jim Kennedy on Fri, Jul 10, 2020
My father, in his retirement, used to tend bar near the end of the subway line at 242nd street. He once found John laying at the base of the train station stairs after someone beat him badly and cut him a few times. My father managed to get him medical aid and, essentially, saved his life. I’m going to guess that was in the mid ‘60s. He was not the most pleasant guy, but he was a good ally.
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Posted by Paul H. on Sat, Jul 11, 2020
By any chance did that John Cullen originally come from Clay Avenue near 167th Street? Born around 1947-1948?
Thanks. Are you the Jim Kennedy from the class of 1956, St. John's, Kingsbridge? If so, we were classmates.
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Posted by Paul H. on Sun, Jul 12, 2020
I guess we're thinking of different John Cullens, but with the same MO. The John Cullen I knew was famous in our 'hood for trying to break into Sheffield Farms on Webster Ave and falling through the skylight, spending time at Spofford juvvy, then coming out and getting arrested for B&E the same night. Rumor was he was killed in a Bronx bar fight many years later.
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Posted by James Kennedy on Mon, Jul 13, 2020
No. That's not me. I'm the JK who lived on 228th. street and yes we were classmates. But I did know John C and he was a terrible human being.
Is the name John Cullen or could it be John Carmody ? I had a friend, John Carmody, from that area (Kingsbridge west side) who also had similar personality traits. I understand that this John Carmody also died young and was in the habit of getting into fights.
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Posted by James Kennedy on Tue, Jul 14, 2020
Hi Jack. Yep! That's me. I don't know if you have been in touch with Marty lately. If not contact me by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll give you an update on him. In the meantime say hello from me to your family and 228th. street friends down there. Jim.
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Posted by Jim Kennedy on Tue, Jul 14, 2020
Not me. I went to Visitation and then to All Hallows. My father owned a bar on 236th Street and Broadway across from Kelton’s, Carvel and Joyland.