A pawnshop owner who is rich but stingy with money. He has in fact never set foot inside his pawn shop, which he inherited, along with “an efficient manager” who looks after the place for him. He lives in rooms above his shop and enjoys the life of an aristocratic New Yorker “in the squalor of Williamsburg.” Mr. Tomony is not married. Francie and the local cop on the beat see him come home on Saturday nights, supposedly from places in Manhattan, like the Waldorf, wearing a “high silk hat” and a cape, and carrying a “silver-knobbed cane” tucked under his arm.
Mr. Tomony Character Timeline in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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...downstairs “in his long underdrawers” and chases him away. The girl runs upstairs, giggling. Then, Mr. Tomony arrives home in his hansom cab. He swings back his “white satin Inverness cape” to... (full context)