Times: Roaring 20’s
It was never easy for me, I was born a poor black child.
Patrolmen Henry Flattery was fined three days’ pay after being found guilty of having played craps in the bathroom of the police station.
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.
The story of the most famous sneak shot photo in tabloid history began with a wink between a woman and a man who should have known better.
Six persons were killed and twenty seven injured when a Ferris wheel was blown over in Clason Point Park late yesterday afternoon in the most disastrous storm in the history of New York City.