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Good Old Days

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Newly discovered records of the city coroner going back to 1784 make contemporary New York seem almost idyllic by comparison, according to the man who found the documents, Prof. Leo Hershkowitz of Queens College.

There was Susannah Tarf, who, the coroner reported on October 17, 1795, "having been intoxicated a... Login to read more
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