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McGlory’s Armory Hall

Billy McGlory was one of the most infamous men in Manhattan in the 1880s, at the center of organized crime and well connected. Adapted from Wikipedia (footnotes intact; clicking will take you to Wikipedia): William “Billy” McGlory (1853 – ?) was an … Continue reading

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It’s hard to underestimate — it’s hard even to fully  imagine — the extremes of poverty and wealth in Manhattan in the late 19th century. The homeless — children and adults — were legion. The city was so crowded with people … Continue reading

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