By Michael Riedel. The history of the mob in America begins here, at Ellis Island. Their exploits and those of successors like Carlo Gambino and John Gotti inspired a slew of film and TV stories, some more glamorous than others. As the series makes clear, the US government played a large, if inadvertent, role in the rise of the mob — with the great, failed experiment called Prohibition. Starting Jan. But Rothstein had a weakness for gambling.
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While their significance is often underestimated or dismissed by heterosexual society, bars and other establishments played a pivotal role throughout the 20th century — but particularly in the pre-Stonewall era — as centers for LGBT activism and community. These spaces, whether always gay friendly or only during certain times of the day or week, gave LGBT people the freedom to be themselves in a way they usually could not be in their personal or professional lives. This curated collection largely reflects the bar and nightlife scene of downtown Manhattan; as we research more sites we encourage you to reach out to us with suggestions in upper Manhattan and the outer boroughs. Search Search.
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