"Spilt Milk: The Bloody Food Rackets of 20th-Century New York"

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Photograph: courtesy the Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Brewery Beer Garden at the Brooklyn Historical Society
Food historian Andrew Coe (Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States) explores how mobsters ran NYC's distribution of bread, veggies and other staples in the early 1900s—and gave new meaning to the phrase "the milk's gone bad."
Event phone: 718-222-4111
Event website: http://brooklynhistory.org
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