It once was a so-called "nonpartisan" political club that united a handful outer-borough Republicans with some of their Democrat counterparts, and its members included a bunch of folks who had jobs in various city & state agencies, and/or the courts; however, it disappeared years ago and is now virtually forgotten
The Republican names were Queens guys like John Haggerty, Bart Haggerty and Joe Kasper, and GOP Brooklynites included Marty Golden, and Democrats-turned-Republicans Joe and Ann English; among the notable Democrats often associated with the club were Queens powerhouses like Melinda Katz and Alan Hevesi
The meetings' venues generally alternated between spots like the Bay Ridge Manor in Brooklyn and various Queens restaurants and halls in Ozone Park, Richmond Hill and Woodhaven
The reason I thought about this particular "in the day" political hybrid is that some folks seem to be talking about reviving it --- or something very close to it in 2018. Except that --- this time I don't think Brooklyn GOPer Marty Golden will have the inside track, either when it comes to the politics or the catering.