Politicians survived scandal after scandal. It worked on the spoils system filling 12,000 jobs after election day on city, state and federal levels. They always helped immigrants that nobody else would help while enriching themselves. Pictured is the Tammany Club of Astoria, 25th Avenue and 31st Street — winter 1935.
By the 1960s, Tammany Hall had finally ended its long run of corruption that lasted over a century.
Tammany Club of Astoria
Really? Could have fooled me. It sounded like the author was talking about NYC in 2008. Incidentally, Rep. James Maurice took on Tammany Hall and won. This explains why the powers that be fought so hard to get his church torn down...