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There was a time before gentrifiers made it all the way to Ditmas Park that Irish and Italian gangs, with names like the Shamrock Boys and South Brooklyn Boys, warred around Prospect Park’s southwest and western borders. That was about when, a half century ago, Jimmy Houlihan started slinging drinks at Farrell’s, the venerable Windsor Terrace bar. “I was born in the neighborhood,” says Houlihan, affectionately called Houlie by, among many others, the younger bartender—a...