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NYC’s prohibition past detailed in new book

NYC’s prohibition past detailed in new book

It wasn’t the booze Hirschfeld went for, but the music. “If you wanted to hear good swing, or anything, you had to go to a speakeasy,” he said. “Anybody you could mention, from Louis Armstrong to Bix Beiderbecke, performed.” Speakeasies were, by definition, hidden places. Even their name suggested caution – “speak easy,” pal or the cops will hear. It was in...

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