Five Secrets Revealed BY CONSTANCE ROSENBLUM In New York City, houses and apartment buildings typically conceal their private sides when you are introduced to them. But tap the walls or peer into the back of a closet, and who knows what you might find? A hidden staircase, a secret passageway, or walls that pivot could lead to unknown territory. Here are five homes in which all is not what it seems.
During the 1920s, the sale and making of alcohol was prohibited by law. Of course that didn't stop anyone, and speakeasies were underground places where thugs would sell their illegally made alcohol. Those people were bootleggers, and that was how Gatsby made his money.
On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution ended what had been called America’s “noble experiment.” The experiment was Prohibition – a nationwide ban on the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. The ban had been in place for nearly 14 years.