On the Bow'ry, in search of Tammany Hall

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Dan Barry,one of the best writers on the New York Times has written elegantly about visiting Co Galway and his own Irish roots. In today's Times, he delves into the extraordinary history of a New York flophouse to tell the story of George, its final resident. 
The hotel's history, murders, prostitutes, con men, the lot, is closely entwined with Irish-run Tammany Hall. 
It starts with one Frederick F. Fleck: city alderman, bail bondsman and self-important member of the court to the Bowery king himself, Timothy D. Sullivan -- "Big Tim" -- a Tammany Hall leader said to control all votes and vice south of 14th Street......

Searching for George on the Bowery: Audio book
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