The Battles of Richmond Hill | by Penny Jackson

PHOTOS BY EMILY HEWITT

Alan Safier (Alexi) greets Sheila's (Nora Chester) grandson Brian (Jordan Ahnquist) as bartender Sean (Mac Brydon) looks on.

Alexi (Alan Safier) greets Sheila's (Nora Chester) grandson Brian (Jordan Ahnquist) as bartender Sean (Mac Brydon) looks on.

Alexi, Alan Safier, explains a few things to Brian, Jordan Ahnquist

Alexi (Alan Safier) explains a few things to Brian

(Jordan Ahnquist).

Alexi, Alan Safier, reveals a big secret to bartender Sean, Mac Brydon

Alexi (Alan Safier) reveals a big secret to bartender Sean

(Mac Brydon).

Alexi (Alan Safier) is about to be punked by his lady friend Sheila (Nora Chester).

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These boots are made for walkin'. Nora Chester, Alan Safier

These boots are made for walkin' (Nora Chester, Alan Safier).

Alexi (Alan Safier) proposes to Sheila (Nora Chester) for the 58th time as Sean (Mac Brydon) studies.

Alexi (Alan Safier) wants yet another double vodka, but  bartender Sean (Mac Brydon) thinks better.

Alexi (Alan Safier) wants yet another double vodka, but  bartender Sean (Mac Brydon) thinks not.

Just another night of Guinness and vodka at the Dublin Rose bar in Richmond Hill, Queens. (Mac Brydon, Alan Safier, Jordan Ahnquist, Nora Chester, Kevin Gilmartin).

Just another night of Guinness and vodka at the Dublin Rose bar in Richmond Hill, Queens. (Mac Brydon, Alan Safier, Jordan Ahnquist, Nora Chester, Kevin Gilmartin).

The cast (back row): Alan Safier, Nora Chester, Mac Brydon, Kevin Gilmartin. (Front row): Lyndsay Ryan, Jordan Ahnquist.

The gang at the Dublin Rose bar in Richmond Hills, Queens: (back row) Alan Safier, Nora Chester, Mac Brydon, Kevin Gilmartin. (Front row): Lyndsay Ryan, Jordan Ahnquist.

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Alexi (Alan Safier) tries to make Sheila (Nora Chester) see things his way.

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Yes, they've got some wacky people hanging out in Richmond Hill!