In 1970s New York, the ruthless Frank Lucas was the king of the Harlem drug trade, bringing in more than a million dollars a day. At the height of his power there were so many heroin addicts buying from him on 116th Street that he claimed the Transit Authority had to change the bus routes. Lucas lived a glamorous life, hobnobbing with sport stars, musicians, and politicians, but he was also a ruthless gangster. He was notorious for using the coffins of dead GIs to smuggle heroin into the United States and before his fall, when he was sentenced to 70 years in prison, he played a major role in the near death of New York City.Thecouches at the old Mudd Club, the erstwhile punk Mecca, were not uncomfortable. ... That said, themostcomfortable couch inallNew York can be found ina storefront onSixthAvenue, between Twentyfifth and TwentySixth ... aquot; When youwork hard to make something, it is agood thing to beable toseethem enjoyit, aquot; shesays.
|Publisher||:||Atlantic Books Ltd - 2009-10-01|