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Tuesday
Mar132012

FIPS DAILY ALMANAC: Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Park Slope photo by Park Slope Lens

Rise and shine, FIPS'ters! Welcome to your day! In politics, Former Vice President Dick Cheney is scared of Canada, and if you're a kid who wants to get a high-paying job while making a difference in the world, Just be a dumb ho on TV. 

ON THIS DAY IN BK HISTORY (1922):

So the Prohibition-era sounds like it sucked on a massive scale. But an ever-industrious New Yorker by the name of J.V. Martin, along with a mysterious money man, wanted to make the most of it. At one time the duo had plans to dump $10,000,000 into a the ultimate booze cruise. The idea was that tenders (water-taxis, really) would pick people up in Jersey, Manhattan and finally Brooklyn before taking people 3 miles out to the Love Boat, where partying was legal and Isaac Washington would be waiting to serve you. Described as a "floating liquor palace," as large as "a Leviathan," the barge was going to be built in Europe and shipped over to the city. But Federal Prohibition Commissioner Roy "giant hard-on" Hayes said YEAH, RIGHT. Over his dead body. And I guess he won the argument because as far as I know, it never happened. 

 

 

 

[READ THE FULL ARTICLE FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES ARCHIVES] 

 

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