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Before Marlon Brando hit the big-time and became one of the world’s greatest film stars, he survived...

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Marlon Brando's Violin
December 4, 2009

Polly Adler typified much of what the roaring twenties were all about: money and sex. She ran a string...

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Polly Adler's House of Worship
December 4, 2009

New York's first car accident.

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Crash of Horseless Carriage
December 4, 2009

Pierre Toussaint was once a Haitian slave who became one of the most magnanimous free men in all of New...

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The Charitable Works of Pierre Toussaint
December 4, 2009

French daredevil Philippe Petit achieved the impossible as he performed his famous high wire act between...

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Tightrope in the Sky
December 4, 2009

People say that nobody in the mafia goes on a"ride" and lives to tell the tale. Lucky Luciano earned...

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Lucky Luciano's Wild Ride
December 4, 2009

Mad Dog was one of the most cold-blooded killers in New York. Unfortunately, he crossed too many people...

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A Dose of Mad Dog
December 4, 2009

Few New Yorkers know that a thriving slave trade once existed on their island. I guess the victors write...

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Wall Street Slave Market
December 4, 2009

One of my favorite stories about The Village centers around drinking, anarchy and The Washington Square...

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Anarchy and the Arch
By Mark
December 4, 2009

There is a place where Sargent Pepper, Mean Mister Mustard and Bungalow Bill still roam.

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A Memory of Lennon
December 4, 2009

Before it was closed and the building was torn down, McGurk's used to be the roughest and toughest bar...

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The Suicide Hall
December 5, 2009

The infamous villain in the Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial was once a carpenter who worked on the building....

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Lindbergh's Ransom
December 5, 2009

While Ol' Blue Eyes was performing in New York, he briefly lived at Hampshire House with Ava Gardner,...

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Sinatra's Fake Suicide
December 5, 2009

Arnold Rothstein was the chief of New York organized crime and the toughest Jew in town. For some reason,...

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A Fatal Game of Poker
December 5, 2009