Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Good morning. Today is the 94th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that Brooklyn “is no longer a wide-open town for vice.” The Eagle reported that many poolrooms (in those days, the term referred to gambling parlors), “disorderly resorts” (houses of prostitution) and crap games had been shut down within the past year.
The remaining betting parlors, the reporter said, continued to operate, but behind closed doors, with little outward evidence of what was going on inside. “The man at the door is watchful, and does not admit everyone who comes along.” In addition, he said, “even women who walk the streets are a little less bold.”