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Guest Essay: Observations of a Pool Room Junkie

In the 1960s and 1970s there were pool rooms in New York City that attracted the best players and hustlers from all over the country. Author and self-described poolroom junkie Harmon Rangell shares his memories of Julian’s, Ames, McGirr’s and other famous (and infamous) city rooms.

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Guest Essay: Observations of a Pool Room Junkie

Guest Essay: Observations of a Pool Room Junkie

Novelist Harmon Rangell shares memories of some of New York's most famous poolrooms. By Harmon Rangell Harmon Rangell The first pool room I walked into was in Queens Village, New York, across from the LIRR railroad station on Springfield Boulevard just south of...

Welcome to PoolHistory.com

Historic matches. Famous pool players. Dates and stats. Find all that and more at poolhistory.com, the pool and billiards history website curated by R.A. Dyer. Click through for articles about world champions Willie Mosconi and Ralph Greenleaf, or read details about big-time matchups with Minnesota Fats and Jersey Red. Dyer, author of the critically-acclaimed books Hustler Days and The Hustler and the Champ, has spent the last three decades writing about pool and pool history. He’s also the author of the long-running Untold Stories column in Billiards Digest.