Ferris Wheel Disaster
– Case Description
Six persons were killed and twenty seven are known to have been injured many of them dangerously, when a Ferris wheel, seventy-five feet in diameter, was blown over in Clason Point Park late yesterday afternoon in the most disastrous storm in the history of New York City.
New York Times
It was never easy for me, I was born a poor black child.
May 25, 1921"Rolling the bones" in a police station comes high. Patrolmen Henry Flattery, John Maloney, Francis Neylon and Francis Rogers, all of the Parkville precinct, were each found guilty of having played craps in the bathroom of the station early on the morning...
Police received protection money from shopkeepers, rackets surrounded the fish and poultry markets, as well as the docks, and licensing fees for various professions were increased with Tammany Hall middlemen reaping the benefits. Henry Flattery changed all that.