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Cityscape: Portals to NYC's Past

Portals to NYC's Past

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A "walk" through earlier days in NYC.

Late 19th century New York City was not the city we know and love today.  In 1895, when Theodore Roosevelt began his stint as police commissioner, corruption was rampant, and the city was teeming with prostitutes and gambling joints. 

On this week's show, we’re looking back on those sin-loving days in New York City, with the author of a new book called Island of Vice. We'll also hear about opportunities to walk the same floor boards as those who came before us from the Executive Director of the Historic House Trust of New York City.